Presidential candidates to visit UNI


On the heels of last week’s Democratic debate, UNI will host two presidential candidates this week.

First, on Monday, Oct. 21, the UNI Democrats will host Democratic candidate Tom Steyer for a meet-and-greet and conversation about Steyer’s presidential campaign. The event will be held in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union from 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Steyer has worked as a hedge fund executive, environmental and political activist and fundraiser, and is committed to philanthropy and progressive causes, according to a press release from the Steyer campaign regarding the event.

“[Tom is] one of the country’s leading forces in registering more young voters and voters of color, fighting climate change, working for racial justice, and helping secure better lives for all Americans,” according to the press release.

In addition to Steyer’s visit, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.), the current front-runner in Iowa according to recent polls from the Des Moines Register, will hold a Cedar Falls town hall in the UNI West Gym on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

“Elizabeth knows that to create real change – to rebuild the middle class and save our democracy – we need to dream big and fight hard,” stated a press release for the town hall event. “That’s why she’s in this fight: to have a real conversation about how to level the playing field for working families, and who is best to lead that fight.”

The doors to the West Gym will open at 2:45 p.m., and the town hall will begin at 4:15 p.m. The town hall is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis for seating and admission. No tickets are required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Attendees can RSVP by visiting