What is happening?
Politicians and special interest groups have worked for years to divide us – into subgroups based on characteristics of political party, race, gender or economic status. These powerful divisions have kept us from being unified as a country and as a community. We have been conditioned to blame other groups for the problems we experience, and then look to the government to help level the playing field. We must stop looking at each other as subgroups and instead look at us as one group – Americans.
We are not only Americans, but members of our local communities. In the past, individuals have always looked to their family and the local community for help in times of need. All of us have unfortunately gotten away from that practice in modern times. It is time we get back to looking for help where it is most effective: right next door.
Everyday America believes an educated voter is the key to a good government and great nation. Everyday America will teach the voting public through all available means about how the Constitution and Declaration of Independence relate to today’s everyday problems. The public must realize that the Constitution is the rulebook for government. The voters must make politicians accountable to our rulebook. Otherwise, we have a government that begins to serve the special interests and politicians instead of the people. That is what you see happening today. Please help Everyday America spread the word about an accountable government that fixes, not hinders our everyday life.
Board of Directors:
Bill Salier took the Iowa political scene by surprise when the then-unknown hog farmer and former Marine ran a true grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2002. Salier garnered 42 percent of the vote in the Republican primary against then-Congressman Greg Ganske. Salier served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than four years, completing a tour of duty in Somalia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business in 1995 from Iowa State University.
Kitty Rehberg was elected to the Iowa Senate for two four-year terms, serving as chairwoman of the Economic Growth Committee and the Education Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as positions on several other Senate committees. She has actively worked with several political campaigns at the local, state and national levels, including Dan Quayle for President and former Congressman Jim Nussle’s successful campaign. Since leaving the Iowa Senate in 2004, Rehberg has stayed active in politics, serving as president of the Iowa Eagle Forum.
Jason Hamann has long held an interest in social trends, civic education and politics. Hamann served as Woodbury County chairman for Bill Salier’s 2002 Senatorial campaign and as chairman for Cal Tyer’s Woodbury County supervisor campaign. Hamann is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural studies.