Blum, FreedomWorks to host candidate forum in Cedar Rapids

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U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA 1) and FreedomWorks announced yesterday they will be joining together to host the Rising Tide Summit for grassroots activists to engage with presidential candidates on Dec. 5.

“FreedomWorks has millions of activists across the country, and I am proud to partner with them to host presidential candidates in Iowa,” Blum said. “The Rising Tide Summit is a great opportunity for all the candidates to talk directly with the grassroots activists who will be making the phone calls and going door to door this election cycle. As President John F. Kennedy said, ‘A rising tide lifts all boats,’ and promoting robust economic growth that raises up all Americans is my top priority. I am looking forward to hearing the candidates’ ideas and proposals in Cedar Rapids.”

The event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Invitations are going out to every major party candidate polling above one percent nationally in August.

“We need a president with an economic agenda to put all Americans back to work and to give our workers a raise,” FreedomWorks senior economic contributor Stephen Moore added. “That means all the presidential candidates must focus on getting our economy to 4 to 5 percent growth. Grassroots supporters in Iowa and across the country want to know how each candidate is going to get us back on track to full employment and restoration of the American dream. We look forward to hosting the candidates to discuss their plans to grow our economy in Cedar Rapids and America.”