Saturday was Peacefest in Iowa City. At first it was rainy, but after a while the clouds broke, the sun came out and we had a wonderful day with a good crowd. It was nice to be among my fellow peace activists of eastern Iowa.
There was a lot of interest in my campaign - we gave away all the campaign buttons and most of the campaign yard signs that we had brought along. Had a lot of discussions. Animal rights activists were there, including one with an anti-CAFO poster.
There was music, and a great keynote speaker: Antonia Juhasz, who wrote the book The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time. She was an incredible speaker. I bought her book, haven't had time to read it yet. I hope she writes as good as she speaks.
I scheduled a few more campaign appearances while at Peacefest (so now I need to update my calendar on my web site): I'll be on KRUI radio Monday morning, October 16 with Ralph Siddell.
The Peace and Justice group at Mt Vernon High School invited me to meet with them October 1 after school.
I'm looking forward to these events.