Heartland Hustle: In Stops Throughout Iowa, Greenfield Discusses “Back On Our Feet” Plan, Holds First in Series of Tele-Town Halls

During the first week of early voting in Iowa, businesswoman Theresa Greenfield crisscrossed the state, discussing her plans to put Iowa’s hardworking families, small businesses, and farmers first in the U.S. Senate. In stops in Bremer, Fayette, Clayton, Winneshiek, Linn, and Guthrie counties, Theresa met with small business owners, local labor leaders, and farmers, highlighting her commitment to working with leaders on both sides of the aisle to get Iowa’s economy back on track, and encouraged Iowans to vote early. 

Theresa also answered questions directly from Iowans and announced that the campaign raised a record-breaking $28.7 million in the third quarter of 2020, without a dime of corporate PAC money. Read more about Theresa’s week: 

Theresa heard from Iowans, answered questions, and discussed her “Back On Our Feet” plan at stops in Bremer, Fayette, Clayton, and Winneshiek Counties:

  • Dubuque Telegraph Herald: Greenfield promotes ‘Back On Our Feet’ plan in Elkader stop
    • Theresa Greenfield walked with Chris and Patrick Grau as they looped around Grau Logs & Lumber to show her the production steps that are used until their products are ready to be sent to countries as far away as China or Italy.
  • Waverly Newspapers: In first visit to Waverly, Greenfield touts plan to revitalize small business
    • The tour highlighted her “Back on Our Feet” plan that she wants to take with her to the Senate upon victory. According to her entry on the website Medium that details the proposal, it calls for following public health guidelines to mitigate the coronavirus, extending the $600-per-week unemployment benefit, rebuilding the economy by expanding capital for small businesses, expanding access to health care and keeping promises for Social Security and Medicare.
  • KCRG: Greenfield “says she’s spent a lot of time in rural Iowa where she’s some of the concerns from potential voters”

Theresa toured a Guthrie County farmers cooperative to share her “Fair Shot for Our Farmers” plan to invest in Iowa’s farm economy and rural communities:

  • Raccoon Valley Radio: Senate Candidate Greenfield Visits Landus In Yale
    • Greenfield shares why she chose to visit Landus as a campaign stop, “This is just the heart and soul of our ag industry and so getting the chance to get out here and talk about the economy, the things that are going well and the things that aren’t going so well. Some of the struggles of the derecho, some of the struggles of low-commodity prices, but some of the optimism about the future. How we tackle climate change by investing in conservation and things like that. Some of their new things they’re doing here, their feed mill that they’ll be putting up.”

In Cedar Rapids, Theresa met with labor leaders from IBEW Local 405 & Hawkeye Area Labor Council, “vowing she won’t leave them behind”:

  • KWWL: Senator Ernst, Theresa Greenfield make their pitch to voters in Cedar Rapids
    • Theresa Greenfield spoke with local union members, vowing she won’t leave them behind.  
    • “Their issues, whether it is earning a living wage or affordable hopefully debt-free skills, those are the issues I am going to fight for,” she said.

Answered questions directly from Iowa voters during a tele-town hall with folks in the Quad Cities and Southeast Iowa:

With historic grassroots support and tens of thousands of contributions from Iowans in all 99 counties, the Greenfield campaign announced it raised a record-shattering $28.7 million in Q3 of 2020, without one dime of corporate PAC donations: 

  • Cedar Rapids Gazette: Greenfield raises $28 million in past three months, criticizes contributions from corporate political action committees
    • Greenfield, a Democrat who has made her refusal to accept contributions from corporate political action committees a central part of her campaign to defeat incumbent Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, told the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Impact CR she wants to end political corruption.
  • Iowa Starting Line: Greenfield Shatters Fundraising Records With $28.7M Haul
    • According to Greenfield’s campaign, she received contributions from individuals in each of Iowa’s 99 counties, with 95% of the total contributions received in Q3 coming in at $100 or less.