Welcome to
Potluck Insurgency

Stirring up a Democratic Victory

Welcome to Potluck Insurgency! We are a grassroots group of activists located in Johnson County, Iowa who work together to support Democratic values and elect Democrats. There are several ways to join us — you can sign up for our mailing list, participate in events to educate voters about candidates and issues, and help raise funds to support Democratic candidates. Although our events are currently virtual gatherings, that has not stopped us.  There is too much important work to do!

What We Do

Our mission was written in February 2017 as we envisioned a way to counter the ill effects of the Trump presidency and the then GOP majorities in the Senate and Congress. Nothing that has happened since then has deterred us.
Mission: Our organization will work to return our country to the Democratic ideals we believe in. 
 
In order to achieve our mission, we will create a supportive local community of activists who will: 
1. Advocate effectively for Democratic policies at the local, state and national levels. 
2. Provide assistance on the ground to help elect local, state and national Democratic candidates.  

Our Story

Originally, many in our group worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. When she lost to Trump, we started a potluck group that emphasized warmth, friendship — and political activism.

Many people ask us about our unusual name. We started with the idea of “The Resistance”, but that name was popular with other groups and we wanted to distinguish ourselves. We decided on “The Potluck Insurgency” to emphasize warmth and relationships but also have a little edge.

Since January 2017, we have had many enjoyable Potluck dinners in people’s homes. We have hosted Presidential candidates to give people in this area the opportunity to meet and talk with them in an intimate setting; we have done fundraisers to help candidates trying to flip the Iowa House and to win races for Congress; we have learned about and discussed issues, and we have organized outreach to current political leaders to help them make better choices. 

Our Network of Support

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

There are several ways to join us! Sign up for our mailing list, participate in events to educate voters about candidates and issues, and help support Democratic candidates financially. Although our events are currently virtual gatherings, that has not stopped us. There is too much important work to do!

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