» posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 11:49 am by Editor
Gary Johnson Announces Iowa Events
Freedom activist and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson told audiences during his July visit to Iowa that he was in the first caucus state testing the response to his ideas. The results must have been encouraging because he’ll be back next week. Today, Johnson’s organization Our America Initiative released the official schedule for the Governor and potential Presidential candidate’s visit.
In addition to the events listed below, Johnson is expected to give several print and radio interviews and participate in a number of private briefings with Iowa Republican leaders. Music lovers will also be pleased to see that Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy with join Johnson in Iowa City. RAGBRAI riders dubbed the Minneapolis-based band “the best band on RAGBRAI” after their acoustic shows in Waterloo and Manchester.
While Iowa Freedom Report was the first media outlet to break the story of Johnson’s return, a hat tip goes out to our friend Dustin Krutsinger, blogger and freedom candidate for State House for being the first to publish Johnson’s schedule.
From Our America:
GARY JOHNSON, HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF OUR AMERICA INITIATIVE, TO VISIT IOWA AGAIN, SPEAK AT PUBLIC EVENTS TO DISCUSS KEY POLITICAL ISSUES
Former Governor of New Mexico Returns to Iowa to Focus on Immigration Reform, Cutting Deficits, Lowering Taxes, and Ending the War in Afghanistan
SANTA FE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, today announced that he will return to Iowa for the second time this summer to visit with citizen and student groups to discuss pertinent issues of the day. Johnson’s comments will focus on key issues such as: lowering taxes, cutting deficits, the implications of immigration reform, his opposition to continued nation-building in Afghanistan, the failure of the war on drugs and a return to common-sense governing. Governor Johnson visited Iowa last month, where he participated in the annual RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) event, and held several public events along the RAGBRAI route.
As Governor of New Mexico, from 1994 to 2002, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half and privatized half of the state prisons. During his term, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax increase in the State’s history. Additionally, Governor Johnson vetoed 750 bills and thousands of line item vetoed bills.
Since the launch of OUR America in December of 2009, Governor Johnson has garnered significant media coverage, recently appearing on several prominent national news programs, including the Hannity Show, FOX News, FOX Business Network, CNBC, the Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher, as well as on radio programs around the country.
Monday, August 30th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm:
Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana, Des Moines Central Public Library 1000 Grand Ave. Des Moines
Tuesday, August 31st, 6:00pm – 9:00pm:
Young Americans for Liberty Event, University of Iowa Hubbard Park, next to the IMU.
Wednesday, September 1st, 4:30pm – 5:30pm:
Super Liberty, Thunder Bay Grille, 6511 N Brady Street, Davenport