Jonathan Narcisse Visits University of Iowa Campus
When: October 13, 2010; Wednesday Evening at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
OCT 11, 2010 – IOWA CITY, IA – Jonathan Narcisse, the independent Iowa Party candidate for Governor, will appear at a get out the vote rally on the Pedmall at 6 p.m. and a subsequent meeting in the IMU at 7 p.m., in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday October 13, 2010.
Voter registration cards will be available as well as information on early voting. Narcisse will answer questions from the public and will be available for interviews prior to and following the events.
Narcisse will present his strategy for Iowa’s youth that includes… the mechanism for a more efficient university system, eliminating students’ debt loads and providing a pathway for home equity ownership for college graduates. He will outline his vision for a state where young Iowans can find good jobs and have incentives for staying in Iowa.
“As a member of the Des Moines School Board I fought for our children, parents, teachers and taxpayers and spoke truth to power without compromise. Iowans are hungry for that type of open, honest and accessible leadership that will place their needs and the needs of their children and this state above partisan and special interest politics. I bring that to the table,” stated Narcisse.
Narcisse will also expound on his published ideas and strategies for overhauling Iowa government via tax reform, education reform and establishing efficient, transparent and accountable state departments. In addition, Narcisse hopes to generate a dialog with students, faculty and business owners in Iowa City about challenging and relevant issues such as drinking age laws, smoking bans and pot prohibition.
The Des Moines native continues his “None of the Above” campaign stating that, “Iowans are not enthusiatic about a sixth Branstad/Culver administration. Despite the two waging the most negative campaign in Iowa’s history an honest examination of their records, practices, policies and especially their contributors, confirms the differences between these two men are primarily stylistic not substantive. Neither has offered a concrete plan to address the critical challenges facing our state. If they have I’d love to read it,” stated Narcisse.
“Our campaign also brings to the table real solutions. As I travel around the state, whether I meet with citizens, civic and political leaders or media I white board solutions. I show how we address the challenges of this state and how to pay for those solutions. In these times Iowans want to hear pragmatic ideas and common sense solutions.”
The four pillars of the Narcisse for Iowa governance agenda are consistent with the values and priorities of Iowans:
* Creating accountable, efficient, and transparent government;
* Restoring a “World Class Plus” educational system;
* Rebuilding a low tax, free-market, prosperous state economy;
* Create a healthy Iowa by leading by example to fight lifestyle and obesity induced disease
Jonathan Narcisse is a former Des Moines School Board member, publisher and editor of multiple publications, radio show host and community advocate. During the early part of the decade he authored a 3,500 page report analyzing the condition of African-Americans in Iowa’s 99 counties, and headed statewide health and education initiatives.
In 2009 Narcisse published “An Iowa Worth Fighting For: A Ten Step Vision Plan for 21st Century Governance.” Narcisse evaluates the history of state expenditures versus population, reducing state government, corruption and accountability, tax reform, education reform through parental control and academic entrepreneurship, local control and property rights, public safety and drug interdiction and immigration reform. The full text of this can be found at www.AnIowaWorthFightingFor.com
He has received more than 400 national, state and local honors and awards including recognition from the Bush (Sr.), Clinton and Bush administrations and the Branstad, Vilsack and Culver administrations. He has finished second twice in national chess competitions and is a multiple state champion. He also had a 17-0 record as a semi-pro boxer while living in the Washington, D.C. area.
He has a son, Johnce, and two daughters, 14 year old daughter, Integrity, an 11 year old daughter, Perseverance and three grandchildren.
Narcisse, who lives in Des Moines, will is touring the state for the second time in two years, visiting with grass roots organizations, churches and the media. More info on that effort is available at www.DeabateIowa.com. Details on Jonathan’s grassroots campaign can be found at www.NarcisseForIowa.com. Media can contact Jonathan directly at 515-770-1218, or at email@example.com.
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