Round-Up: Local Press Covers NOM Values Bus Across Iowa


The Values Bus is covering 1,305 miles this week in four days with events in 22 cities, passing along the way through 47 of Iowa's 99 counties. Here's a round-up some of the earned local media coverage:

Associated Press (Des Moines):
During the statewide bus tour, activists will also promote other conservative social causes, such as opposing same-sex marriages. The effort is timed to Saturday's Republican presidential straw poll in Ames, which is drawing national attention to Iowa this week.

Radio Iowa (Des Moines/Cedar Rapis):
Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty joined the “Values Voter Bus Tour” stop in Des Moines this morning. Another candidate — Rick Santorum — will join the tour’s stop in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday morning.

Globe Gazette (Mason City):
Representatives from several national and state conservative organizations touring the state by bus stopped in Mason City on Wednesday to encourage voters to support GOP presidential candidates who are pro-life and support traditional marriage.

Quad-City Times (Davenport):
With just days before Iowa's Republican straw poll, representatives of the Faith Family Freedom Fund, the National Organization for Marriage and the Susan B. Anthony List rolled into Davenport on Tuesday with their Values Voter Bus Tour. "Marriage and pro-life are winning issues," [NOM-RI's Christopher] Plante said. "We're starting at the grassroots level," he said. "The people of Iowa will start the process of voting for a pro-marriage, pro-life president."

Eastern Iowa Government (Coralville):
Speakers on the Value Voters Bus Tour, which, for a few stops, included former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, touted an anti-abortion message to Iowans in six cities Tuesday.

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque):
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Susan B. Anthony List, along with FRC Action's Faith Family Freedom Fund and the National Organization for Marriage will stop in Dubuque as part of the "Values Voter Bus Tour" that will cover 1,305 miles in four days with events in 22 cities. The tour stops in Dubuque from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Washington Square.

... and more to come!