Sioux City, IA – The Colonel Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement and the Morningside Civic Union invite the Siouxland community to “Caucus 101: Understanding the 2020 Iowa Caucuses,” a workshop series for new voters and caucus participants on November 7 and November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Yockey Room of the Olsen Student Center, located at 3609 Peters Avenue. The November 7 workshop will focus on the logistics of how the Democratic Party caucuses and the November 14 workshop will be dedicated to the Republican Party’s processes.

Each session is a 90-minute, interactive workshop that is open to the community and Morningside students, faculty, and staff. Both sessions will be led by county and state leaders for the respective parties. Each workshop will include a caucus simulation where participants will have an opportunity to experience how the caucus process works for the Democratic Party and Republican Party. Participants will learn the differences between a caucus and primary as well as partisan distinctions in how caucuses operate in Iowa. Participants will also gain logistical information needed to participate in the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020.

“Caucus 101” is a community collaboration led by Morningside College and the Iowa Democratic Party, the Woodbury County Democratic Party, the Republican Party of Iowa, and the Woodbury County Republican Party. For more information, contact Valerie Hennings, Director of the Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement and associate professor of political science, at 712-274-5225 or