Send Jesica Butler to DNC 4 Bernie


She was/is the most active, most passionate, most deserving SUPER volunteer to represent Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.



Since nearly the beginning of Bernie's campaign, before many knew his name,  Jesica was knocking on doors, making phone calls, and organizing her community.  

She was a Precinct Captain at the Iowa Caucus; she was what the Bernie Campaign considered a Super...super volunteer.

She is a relentless campaigner and continues to make calls and knock on doors. She has door knocked in four states; IOWA, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota! 

Jesica secured meeting spaces for official campaign events,
trained and recruited volunteers and precinct captains all across Northwest Iowa.

Jesica was also the Staging Location Director for Sioux County for Get Out The Caucus.  (And she kicked butt in Sioux County!)

The money raised is going to travel, hotel, and food costs.   The DNC national convention is expensive - and we've been told it cost more for Iowa residents because the DNC likes to wine and dine Iowa Delegates  - but the DNC wants the delegate to pay for it all.

Help us change us by sending Jesica to represent Iowa for Bernie Sanders.   

Help Jesica carry out her mission; help her make Bernie the DNC nominee for President.  


Some events seem to be listed multiple times - this is because Jesica volunteered for multiple shifts...Feel the Bern.  I will keep adding events as she works them....

This is a list of almost all of the events she has participated in or's a lot...see if you can read them aloud without taking a breath...GO!!!   

6/14: State Delegate & Alternate Confirmation Calls

6/8: State Delegate & Alternate Confirmation Calls


6/1: GOTV Volunteers4Volunteers

5/28: South Dakota Canvass

5/24: Volunteers4Volunteers Phone Bank

5/16: GOTV OR & KY Phone Bank

5/13: Postcard Blitz 777

5/6: GOTV America Phone Bank

5/2: Indiana GOTV Phone Bank


4/25 East Coastin' to the White House Phone Bank

4/22 East Coastin' to the White House Phone Bank

4/21  East Coastin' to the White House Phone Bank

4/20 East Coastin' to the White House Phone Bank

4/18 Enough is Enough Phone Bank

4/16 Dinner with the 99% potluck/picnic/bernfire

4/14 CNN Democratic Debate Watch Party

4/13 *Political Revolutionaries* Phonebank Host

4/12 CD4 Delegate Training

3/12 Sioux County Convention

3/9 Univision Democratic Debate Watch Party

3/6 CNN Democratic Debate Watch Party

3/4 GOTC South Sioux City, NEBRASKA

Month of February & March: GOTV via Internet w/ IL F.O.

2/29 GOTC MINNESOTA Phonebank/Canvass

2/28 GOTC MINNESOTA Phonebank/Canvass

2/27 GOTC MINNESOTA Phonebank/Canvass

2/26 GOTC MINNESOTA Phonebank/Canvass

2/25 Still Feelin the Bern! Phonebank

2/11 Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party

2/10 Bernie 2016: Iowa State Leadership Call

2/4 MSNBC Democratic Debate Watch Party

2/3 Phonebank to New Hampshire

2/2Bernie Livestream

2/1 Iowa Caucus Precinct Captain

2/1 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

2/1 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

2/1 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/31 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/31 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/31 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/31 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/30 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/30 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/30 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/29 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/29 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/29 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/29 GOTC Phonebank/Canvass

1/27 SOLO Captain Meeting

1/26 Sioux County for Bernie Captain Meeting

1/26 Region 4 Phonebank

1/26 Iowa Democratic Party Plain Conversation

1/25 CNN Iowa Democratic Town Hall Watch Party

1/23 Nationwide Bernie Address

1/23 Region 4 Phonebank/Canvass

1/22 Region 4 Phonebank

1/19 Sioux City Town Meeting with Bernie Sanders

1/19 Sioux City with Bernie Volunteers Volunteer 

1/19 Region 4 Phonebank

1/18 Region 4 Phonebank

1/17 NBC Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party Sioux City

1/17 Region 4 Phonebank Data Entry

1/16 Knockin’ in the Free World Canvass

1/15 Region 4 Phonebank

1/14 Region 4 Phonebank

1/13 Region 4 Phonebank

1/12 R4 Orange City Captain Meeting 

1/12 Bern Baby Bern Phonebank

1/11 Iowa Brown & Black Forum via Internet

1/9 Keep on Knockin’ in the Free World Canvass

1/8 Region 4 Phonebank

1/8 Waverly Town Meeting via Internet

1/7 Endorsement Vote

1/5 State Leadership Conference Call

1/5 Region 4 Phonebank

1/5 Brrrr-nie SOLO Caucus Precinct Captain & Volunteer Training

1/4 Region 4 Phonebank

1/3 Region 4 Phonebank 

1/3 Region 4 Canvass

1/2 Bernie, Doors, Hot Cocoa in Hawarden Canvass

1/2/2016 Region 4 Phonebank

12/31/2015 *Ringing in the New Year* Phonebank

12/30 Region 4 Phonebank

12/29 Region 4 Phonebank

12/28 Region 4 Phonebank

12/27 Norman, Oklahoma Phonebank

12/22 Sioux County is Feelin The Bern! Phonebank

12/21 Sioux City Town Meeting with Bernie Sanders

12/21 Sioux City HS Students and PC with Bernie

12/21 Sioux City Town Hall with Bernie Sanders volunteer

12/20 Region 4 Phonebank

12/19 ABC News Democratic Debate Watch Party

12/19 National Wear Your Bernie Shirt Day

12/17 Caucus Training, Volunteer Orientation, and Phonebank

12/15 Rural Iowans for Bernie Conference Call

12/15 Caucus Training, Volunteer Orientation, and Phonebank

12/8 Sioux County is Yearnin’ for a Bernin’ Phonebank

12/6 Region 4 Weekend of Action Phonebank/Canvass

12/5 LeMars After Parade Bernie Get Together Host

12/5 March For Bernie- Le Mars Sertoma Light Parade

12/5 Region 4 Weekend of Action Phonebank/Canvass

12/4 Region 4 Phonebank

12/3 Region 4 Phonebank

12/2 Region 4 Phonebank

12/1 SOLO for Bernie ~ Volunteer Info Meeting

12/1 Region 4 Phonebank

11/30 Region 4 Phonebank 

11/24 Talk Bernie to Me Phonebank Host

11/22 Region 4 Canvass & The Great Chili Bern Off- Chilli Caucus


11/21 Region 4 Phonebank/Canvass

11/20 Region 4 Phonebank/Canvass

11/17 OC4Bernie w/ Coffee & Snacks! Host

11/14 CBS News Democratic Debate Watch Party Host

11/13 Region 4 Phonebank

11/12 Region 4 Phonebank

11/12 #ComeOutForBernie

11/11 Region 4 Phonebank

11/10 Bernin’ Up Sioux County! Phone Bank

11/7 Region 4 Phonebank

11/6 Region 4 Phonebank

11/3 Sioux County for Bernie Meeting & Phone Bank

11/1 Region 4 Phonebank

10/28 Students for Bernie National Town Hall

10/27 Bernie Sanders Discussion/Call to Action Event

10/26 Region 4 Phonebank

10/24 Sioux City Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Watch Party

10/23 Region 4 Phonebank/Canvass

10/18 Region 4 Phonebank

10/17 Region 4 Canvass

10/13 CNN Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party Host

10/3 Feel the Bern Vangarde Arts Concert

10/3 Weekend of Action Canvass Sioux City

9/25 BernFire in Northwest Iowa

8/27 R4 Sioux Co. Org Mtg

8/20 Discussion/Coffee Hour

7/29 R4 Orange City House Meeting

7/3/2015 SOLO Democrats Breakfast, Meet & Greet

***Below is an email Jesica received from the IDP about the expected costs for the DNC Convention in Philedelphia.***

"Dear Delegates

I want to congratulate each one of you on your election as National Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. My name is Christian Ucles and I'm the Conventions Director for the Iowa Democratic Party. Over the next 2 months we will get a chance to work together at the National Convention. This email will be long so bear with me!

Once you read this email please fill this form to update all your contact information and to leave any questions and comments.


A decision was made to participate in the DNCC hotel reservation block, in which there will be a number of hotel rooms that will be blocked off for the Iowa delegation. These rooms won't be available to book until our delegation is certified by the DNCC ( You are all certified but not our complete slate) which won't happen until the week of June 20th when we select the 22 other delegates at the State convention. The reasoning for this is because of Philadelphia is a massive city and it would be beneficial if the Iowa delegation was in one spot at all times.

The current cost for the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is $569-$629 a day or a total $3,500-$4,500 for a 5-6 day stay. The convention is scheduled to start on Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 29th. I highly encourage that some of you find a delegate and work together to split the cost. I've created a google document so you can request that information and we could create a match-making process to find roommates for each other. By the way current booking for that hotel is at $791 a night during Convention week (according to we are getting a discount of nearly $200 per night.

If you decide to not stay at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, I'd like to remind you that a 8-15 mile distance from the hotel, will see travel times of upwards of 90 minutes to 2 hours. Uber will experience surge pricing of nearly 3-10x and with an estimated 20,000+ extra visitors in the Philadelphia area bus services will be disrupted. With this warning, there will

Once our delegation has been certified, a website will be used to reserve all of the Hotel rooms for our delegation. Either you will get a chance to reserve your room OR you can contact me after that certification period is over so I can reserve it myself. It isn't necessary for you to stay at the hotel, but it will be highly encouraged.

The Iowa Democratic Party will hosts breakfast meetings each morning on-site of the Marriott Hotel, this will also be your only chance to pickup your credentials for that day. Due to logistics and the amount of staff on hand, this will be the one and only time you will have to pick up your credentials. If you decide to rent a different room, it will be up to you to arrange travel to the Marriott Hotel and to pick up your credentials in time with the schedule of our Breakfast meetings.

The Marriott Hotel is within walking distance of the DNC Convention and is accessible via their Skywalk system.

Air Travel You are responsible for your travel to the Philadelphia from Des Moines, I've used kayak and Expedia to find some flights and currently at 4:46pm on May 11th there are flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia for $290 leaving Saturday July 23rd and returning on July 30th. Here is what says are the price ranges for flights.

(in case the graphic didn't show up. Round trip from Saturday to Saturday is $290. Leaving Sunday and arriving Friday $346, Saturday/Sunday $318) Reminder that these prices change from day to day and the longer you take to order the price will change.

Recommendations 1.We don't have a schedule yet of what the Convention will look like and we won't get that information until we certify our delegates.

2. Staff for the Iowa Democratic Party are headed to Philadelphia May 18-21st to do a run through of the Hotel and preliminary meetings about the Convention, we will have an update at that point about any additional information we will have.

3. SAVE YOUR MONEY. Book your flight to Philadelphia ASAP and save or fund-raise for your Hotel.

4. Work with other delegates to split cost, there are a block of rooms that will have double beds.

5. additional questions or comments please contact me.

Christian Ucles
Convention Director"


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