Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 21, 2010

Roxanne Conlin to continue 'Fight To Fix It' tour campaign to visit Appanoose County

Conlin will meet with local activists and supporters in Appanoose County this Sunday, Jan. 24 at the 18-80 Club, 308 N. 12th St. in Centerville at 12:15 p.m

DES MOINES — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin is continuing her tour of the state this week. Over the next few months, Conlin will reach all 99 counties listening to voters, sharing her ideas and strengthening her growing grassroots campaign during her “Fight to Fix It” tour.

“My life’s work has been standing up for those who’ve been pushed down and left behind,” said Conlin. “The ways of Washington and it’s career politicians are not working and we’re going to fight to fix it.”  

Conlin grew up in Iowa in a family moving from town to town in search of work. The oldest of six, her family fell out of the middle class and into poverty. She went to work at 14 years old to help put food on the table and worked her way through college and law school.

As an assistant attorney general, Conlin wrote the first of it’s kind law in the nation protecting rape victims and as U.S. attorney she took on drug dealers and corrupt politicians. Her small law firm has devoted it’s work to giving a voice to those who’ve had none.