INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 30, 2023) –One of Iowa’s big Independence Day weekend celebrations is hosting presidential candidate Ryan Binkley on July 1 for a keynote address, where 1500 expected attendees are gathering to see Binkley’s inspirational speech and enjoy food trucks, live music, hand-crafted cider and fireworks in Winterset, near the capital city of Des Moines.
“Patriotism is at an all-time low. I want to start a movement of patriotism, a movement where we value work, and a volunteer movement to start giving our time for other people,” Binkley told supporters at a recent rally. “If we can do these things – bring patriotism back, bring work ethic back, create a movement of caring for others – we can change the culture of our country.”
Since announcing his candidacy in late April, Binkley has been stirring up crowds at more than 50 events across Iowa, including a series of town hall meetings in the state this week. His wife, Ellie, and his five teenage and adult children are heading to the Hawkeye State to join him at “A Taste of the Heartland,” a family festival hosted at the beautiful Winterset Cidery apple orchard owned and run by Nick and Niňa Williams and their four children.
“Someone asked Ellie recently, why are we doing this? She told them, it’s for the next generation. The reason we’re here is because there is another generation at stake,” Binkley told supporters. “What will this world look like if we stay on this course where we’re so divided and so broken that we can’t accomplish anything? That’s where we’re at. If we’re going to unite our country, which is what my call is, the country has to unite now to solve our biggest problems. We’ve never been more divided.”
Binkley is spending every week in Iowa, meeting with voters, elected officials and party leaders as his base of support grows in the state that traditionally kicks off the presidential election season.
“It’s a lot of small town hall meetings. We go to these locations at coffee shops and pizza ranches. The reason we’re doing it is for the next generation,” Binkley told supporters.
The patriotic festival in Winterset caps Binkley’s latest trip to the state, traveling to nearly 20 different counties in three days, including stops on June 30 beginning with a Black Hawk County Meet and Greet at Gravy’s Diner in Cedar Falls; continuing to the Bremer County Meet and Greet at Red Fox BBQ in Waverly; followed by a Chickasaw County Meet and Greet at Diner 63 in New Hampton; and concluding with the Floyd County Meet and Greet at Aromas, 214 N. Main St., Charles City, IA 50616.
Binkley is sharing his proposals to create a balanced federal budget, to end healthcare monopolies, to secure the border with a comprehensive immigration plan, and to start a volunteer movement to bring education and mentorship into urban communities and schools.
“Much of America is dissatisfied with our country today,” Binkley told supporters. “We’re in this moment where we’re divided and unhappy. The far right and far left groups are at a standstill and don’t know where to go. I’m telling America and Iowa we have three options ahead of us: One is to look back and wonder what could have been. The other is just to complain. The third option – which I’m embracing – is to move forward to where God is taking our country and where we have to go.”
Binkley is co-founder and CEO of the mergers and acquisitions firm Generational Group and co-founder and lead pastor of Create Church, both in the Dallas area. Under Binkley’s leadership, Generational Group has grown to nearly 400 employees through 16 offices in North America and has sold over 8 billion dollars’ worth of businesses.
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