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A Bit About Us

Turning Iowa Blue 

The New Iowa Project is a group of Democrats from across Iowa exploring and implementing strategies to turn our state blue again. The project will be an open forum for all ideas. We’ll pilot projects and scale up any that show results. Like the model led by Stacey Abrams in Georgia, our work won’t come to fruition in one election cycle. We expect a decade of concerted work. We are unapologetically grassroots and we’re not ready to throw in the towel on Iowa.

The New Iowa Project is building a statewide database of training material and resources for grassroots Democratic groups in Iowa. If you are interested in learning more, please email

Founding Members

Sean Bagniewski -

Judy Downs -

Lindsay Paulson -

Learn about our committees.

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