How Iowa Democrats are changing their rules to help Hillary Clinton win election
Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman Sheryl Boone has joined forces with Hillary Clinton to urge state party members to vote for her in the 2016 Iowa caucuses, according to a release Tuesday.
In the release, Boone said the caucuses are a chance to “put a woman in the White House,” and she’s not waiting to announce her endorsement.
Boone said she’s ready to work with the DNC to ensure the party’s candidate can get the nomination.
“The Iowa Democratic National Committee has a long history of fighting for women’s rights, equal pay and the right to choose,” Boone said in the release.
“Now is the time for Iowa Democrats to elect a woman as our next president.”
The Democratic caucus process is more inclusive than in previous cycles, Boone noted.
That includes giving a woman equal time in voting booths and holding an open primary to ensure that all candidates are equally represented.
The release said the caucus is a chance for women to put a woman into the White house.
Boone added she’s prepared to work closely with the Democratic National Committeemen’s Caucus (DNC) to ensure a woman is nominated in the general election.
“I have a deep appreciation for the efforts of the Iowa Democratic party, the leadership of the DNC, and the state’s Democratic Party Chair,” Boone added.
“I look forward to working with our Democratic Party colleagues across the state to ensure we have a strong candidate in the presidential primary and beyond.”
She said the party will not endorse anyone until after the state primary.
Iowa has been one of the most competitive states in the country, with the 2016 presidential race expected to be the most important contest of the cycle.
The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 1.