Simpson College Democrats have an amazing opportunity to be involved in National Politics. Being so close to the Capital City, many events are held in the area such as Harkin Steak Fry (Indianola, IA), Jefferson & Jackson Dinner, Local Campaigns, and a highly volatile Governorís Race.
The Harkin Steak Fry is an annual fudraiser hosted by Senator Tom Harkin and it is held right here in Indinola! This large event has featured all 2003 presidential hopefuls, Former President Bill Clinton, and many other high profile democrats. It is a great opportunity to meet, great and eat. The Harkin Steak Fry 2005 28th Annual Harkin Steak Fry will be held Sunday, September 18, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Warren County Fairgrounds in Indianola, Iowa. An afternoon of fun, good, food, and lively entertainment with Senator Tom Harkin & Senator John Edwards awaits us. For More Information or to order tickets please contact Citizens for Harkin @ 515-277-9966 or visit his website at
The Jefferson Jackson Dinner is a dinner and rally hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party. This is an anual event drawing large crowds and high profile speakers. The Simpson College Democrats has been highly involved in the preparation and celebration of this major Iowa event. The JJ Dinner in 2003 attracted all but two of the presidental candidates. Hillary Clinton was the host, joined by Carol Moseley Braun, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry, and Dennis Kucinich.

Simpson College Democrats has been proud to bring the campus many major Democratic Speakers. We have hosted Vice President Al Gore, Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards, Rep. Lenlord Boswell, Sen. Harkin, Bon Jovi, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sheryl Crow.

College Democrats have and will continue to be highly active in Local, State, and National Campaigns. We have spent countless hours canvassing, phone calling, and hosting rallies. Iowa is a very pivotal state in our nation and Simpson College Democrats continue to fight hard throughout Iowa. We work hard and party hard. We've hosted many parties thoughout the year. Debate parties, convention parties, and our famous RED STATE party. For our Red State parties, people are invited to come dressed as their favorite "Red State." Visit our pictures page to view some of the party photos.