paintbushO, people of Iowa. If we have neglected you, if we have quarrelled, let us be reconciled! This is the first battle in a war we cannot afford to lose. The future of this nation, our future, our nation, is in your hands. So many of us are depending on you, so many want our own voices to be heard.

It is you who will speak first.

It is you who will make the first brush stroke on the canvas of our future, the first visible mark that our aspiration for justice is shared, that our dreams of a true democracy may be realized.

After so much talk, the time for action has come. This precious opportunity to transform our world demands our courage, our fortitude, our commitment.
We’ve done what we could do. Now, it’s up to you.