Values Voters Bus Tour - Your chance to meet presidential candidates in person!


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I hope you've made plans to join us at one of the Values Voters Bus Tour stops this week as we tour Iowa on our way to the Ames Straw Poll next Saturday. With 22 stops over 4 days, you'll have plenty of opportunities to find a tour stop near you, bring out your friends and neighbors, and ask GOP presidential candidates about their support for marriage.

The tour kicks off at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines tomorrow morning, and continues through Oskaloosa, Washington, Muscatine, and Davenport before ending the day in Iowa City. And that's just the first day! Visit for all the updated information regarding the tour locations.

We're privileged to be teaming up with the Family Research Council and the Susan B. Anthony List on this important project, giving Iowans the chance to meet presidential candidates, raising the profile of the marriage issue, and encouraging pro-family voters to come the Ames Straw Poll next Saturday. I had my first chance to tour the great state of Iowa during the Judges Bus Tour last fall, and was thrilled to see how committed Iowans are to protecting marriage and family.

Iowa Values Voter Bus Tour

Joining the Values Voters Bus Tour will be presidential candidates Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum, as well as stalwart pro-family Congressmen Steve King (R-IA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX). FRC Action President Tony Perkins and former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, now project director for the SBA List's "Votes Have Consequences" Project will be on board also, accompanied by various pro-family and pro-life leaders from across the state.

Here's the full list of tour stops, but be sure to check back at for all the latest updates. If you live in Iowa, I hope you'll be able to come out and join us! And don't forget to tell family and friends!

  • Tuesday, August 9th
    • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM: Des Moines
      Iowa State Capitol, West Capitol Terrace, 400 Finkbine Drive
    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Oskaloosa
      City Square Park, 150 High Avenue East
    • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Washington
      Central Park, 190 North Marion Avenue
    • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Muscatine
      Riverside Park, Harbor Drive
    • 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Davenport
      Lafayette Park, 700 West 4th Street
    • 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Iowa City
      Culver's of Coralville, 2591 Heartland Place, Coralville
  • Wednesday, August 10th
    • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Cedar Rapids
      Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE
    • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Dubuque
      Washington Park, 351 W 6th Street
    • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Waterloo
      Lincoln Park, 451 E 4th Street
    • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Mason City
      Central Park, 75 1st Street NW
    • 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Dickinson County
  • Thursday, August 11th
    • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Sioux City
      Holiday Inn Express Sioux Center, 100 Saint Andrews Way
    • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Le Mars
      Bob's Drive Inn, Highway 75 South
    • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Sioux City
      Sergeant Floyd Monument, 2701 S Lewis Blvd/Old US Highway 75
    • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Council Bluffs
      Bayliss Park, 159 South 6th Street
    • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Atlantic
      Atlantic City Park, 51 W 6th Street
  • Friday, August 12th
    • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Webster City
      Wilson Brewer Park, 280 Ohio Street
    • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Fort Dodge
      City Square Park, 120 N 5th Street
    • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Carroll
      Carroll County Courthouse, 595 Court Street
    • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Boone
      Pizza Ranch, 1703 South Story Street
    • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Marshalltown
      Susie Sower Park, 60 N 2nd Avenue

I hope you'll come on out at and join us in standing for marriage at this critical time!