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Public Advocate Supports Bus Tour - A Bumpy Ride for Iowa Judges

The "vote no retention" for activist judges bus tour begins Monday October 25

FRC Action says "On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a lower court's ruling holding that there was no important governmental interest in defining marriage as between one man and one woman. In one sweeping decision unelected judges decided that it is all right to purposefully deny a child a mother and a father and that millennia of tradition and the views of a large majority of Iowans, that marriage is and always should be between one man and one woman, is irrelevant."

FRC Action further says "In 2010 three of those judges who decided they knew better than the Iowa legislature and Iowan citizens will be up for a retention vote. In a retention election, voters decide whether a judge should be retained or removed from office. If a judge receives a simple majority of "yes" votes, the judge serves another full term. If a judge receives a simple majority of "no" votes, the judge is removed from office at the end of the year.

FRC Action says " Remember on November 2, 2010 to vote "NO" on Marsha K. Ternus, the chief justice; Michael J. Streit; and David L. Baker." "

Chief Justice Ternus Upset and Condemns "Intimidation"

The chief justice, Marsha Ternus, spoke at Iowa State University on Tuesday October 12 and her remarks were picked up by news media outlets on Thursday October 14. Iowa for Freedom "wants our judges to be servants of this group's ideology, rather than servants of the law," The Des Moines Register reported.

Ternus said they were attempting to intimidate judges and force political beliefs on the courts,

This is funny considering that she wiped out traditional marriage in Iowa and decries "political beliefs".

We here at Public Advocate support this bus tour to encourage voter turnout and to learn more about this issue.

Other groups supporting this bus tour include National Organization for Marriage and Iowa for Freedom.

Iowa Bus Tour Schedule
Monday, October 25, 2010 6 stops ~ 380 miles (Totals: Stops - 6 Miles ~ 380)
9:00 AM - Whistle Stop Tour Kick-Off - Iowa State Capitol - Des Moines
11:00 AM - Whistle Stop - Winterset
12:45 PM - Whistle Stop - Atlantic
2:00 PM - Whistle Stop - Red Oak
3:00 PM - Whistle Stop - Shenandoah
4:45 PM - Whistle Stop - Council Bluffs/Omaha
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4 stops ~ 350 miles (Totals: Stops - 9 Miles ~ 730)
9:30 AM - Whistle Stop - Sioux City
12:30 PM - Whistle Stop - Carroll
2:30 PM - Whistle Stop - Fort Dodge
5:00 PM - Whistle Stop - Mason City
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5 stops ~ 320 miles (Totals: Stops - 14 Miles ~ 1050)
9:30 AM - Whistle Stop - Cedar Falls/Waterloo
11:30 AM - Whistle Stop - Marshalltown
1:45 PM - Whistle Stop - Cedar Rapids
3:45 PM - Whistle Stop - Dubuque
5:45 PM - Whistle Stop - Clinton
Thursday, October 28, 2010 5 stops ~ 280 miles (Totals: Stops - 20 Miles ~ 1330)
9:30 AM - Whistle Stop - Davenport
12:00 PM - Whistle Stop - Burlington
2:00 PM - Whistle Stop - Ottumwa
3:30 PM - Whistle Stop - Pella
5:00 PM - Whistle Stop Tour Finale Rally - Iowa Supreme Court - Des Moines

for the entire article on the Judges opinion that she and her judges should get another opportunity to overturn some more traditions: