(West Des Moines, IA) Today, Cindy Axne, a fifth-generation Iowan, small business owner, and candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Third Congressional District, released a statement on the soybean and pork tariffs projected to cause Iowa soybean farmers $624 Million and Iowa Pork Producers $360 million in lost profits in this year alone.
“When Iowa farmers struggle, all of Iowa struggles. In these tariffs, Washington is costing our farmers and pork producers $1 billion this year alone. That’s why I’m calling on Congressman David Young to do more than express concerns–he should act and stop these policies that will hurt Iowa.”
“I’ve invited David Young to participate in 16 candidate forums for this very reason. Our elected leaders must be accountable to the people they were elected to represent and Iowans deserve to hear from David Young firsthand about how he’s going to fix this problem.”
Cindy previously received a letter from Congressman David Young declaring his intention to participate in just three candidate forums prior to the November election. In response, Cindy requested that he join her in 16 candidate forums, one in each county of Iowa’s Third Congressional District.
About Cindy Axne:
Cindy Axne is a fifth-generation Iowan, a small business owner, parent and community activist. She grew up in a tight-knit family on the south side of Des Moines with weekends and summers spent on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Warren County, 4-H activities, and playing 6-on-6 basketball for the Valley High Tigers. Her parents raised Cindy and her sisters to speak their minds and not be afraid to take on tough fights – even when it was uncomfortable. That is the principle that has defined Cindy’s adult life – from working to keep state government accountable to the people it serves, to advocating for all-day kindergarten for every child in West Des Moines, and fighting to fix our broken health care system.
The 3rd Congressional District covers Iowa’s southwest corner, and includes Polk, Dallas, Guthrie, Warren, Madison, Adair, Cass, Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Montgomery, Taylor, Adams, Union and Ringgold counties.