SOUTH SIOUX CITY | The top executives of the Democratic parties in all three Siouxland states will meet to discuss progressive issues in a South Sioux City event Thursday.

The Siouxland Progressive Women group have set the the event, called the Tri-State State of the State Democratic Parties Conversation, for 11:30 a.m. at Delta Hotel by Marriott, at 385 E. Fourth St., in South Sioux City. The chairwomen, chairman and executive directors of the parties will take part.

Expected topics for the day include the current political landscape, rural perspectives in Plains states, and opportunities to boost Democratic principles and expand the party.

The participants include Chairwoman Ann Tornberg and Executive Director Sam Parkinson, from South Dakota; Chairwoman Jane Kleeb and Executive Director Eric Aspengren, from Nebraska; and Chairman Troy Price and Executive Director Kevin Geiken, from Iowa.

Ben Nesselhuf, a former state legislator and South Dakota Democratic Party executive director, will moderate the discussions.

Attendees must e-mail their reservations to chulinsar@cableone.net by Monday. The $10 fee covers both attendance and lunch.

The Siouxland Progressive Women is an organization of about 180 members devoted to resisting an erosion of human rights and ensuring social and economic justice.

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