Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is holding a public hearing about the new Voter ID (voter suppression) law passed by Iowa House Republicans and Iowa Senate Republicans. Pate’s office did not publish information … Continue Reading Call to Action: Voter ID Hearing; Speak Out!
Des Moines will officially join the nation-wide campaign to hold America’s largest meat company accountable for the widespread water pollution affecting states from the Heartland to the Gulf of Mexico … Continue Reading Call To Action: Local Des Moines Groups, Businesses Call on Tyson Foods to Cut Pollution
Our Revolution Central Iowa has posted details for services scheduled for Scott Galindez, a Progressive activist, and journalist who passed away from kidney failure after being denied coverage by his … Continue Reading Services Scheduled for Scott Galindez
It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we announce the passing of a member of our PVI family. Scott Galindez was a fiery activist, advocate, and journalist … Continue Reading In Memoriam: Progressive Activist and Journalist, Scott Galindez
Wanna Be a Socialist? Here’s How! Lisa Lai and Amanda Malaski I spoke with Lisa Lai, the founder of the Heart of Iowa DSA organizing committee, about the process of … Continue Reading Wanna Be a Democratic Socialist? Here’s How!
By Crystal Defatte Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics … Continue Reading Let’s Stop Pretending We Aren’t Relieved To Be White
by Jason Frerichs The afternoon session is about to get started. This is the session where Bernie Sanders is speaking. The first speaker of the afternoon session is Misty Rebik. … Continue Reading Live Blog: Afternoon Session of Revolution Iowa
by Jason Frerichs Cherie Mortice and Barb Kalbach are getting the crowd fired up with chants about people before profits. The Revolution Iowa staff is on stage making statements about … Continue Reading Live Blog From Revolution Iowa: Morning Update
During his week-long Fourth of July recess, Senator Grassley attended at least nine invitation-only meetings throughout southeast Iowa. Outside of “private business meetings,” Grassley found no time to address his … Continue Reading Ignoring Constituents is Unpatriotic
By Crystal Defatte Happy Fourth of July, a day we celebrate dissent and treason against a tyrannical government. For many, that statement may come as a shock. We have … Continue Reading Fourth of July: Patriotism In A Troubled Nation
Saving the world is no easy feat, but that hasn’t stopped four amazing women from trying. CCI Action Fund’s 2017 Convention on July 15th in Des Moines will be hosting a lineup of activists that embody the progressive ideals of “People Power”, including Erika Andiola, Bree Carlson, Alicia Garza, and Judith LeBlanc.
Progressive organization, Action Iowa, took a stand last night in Cedar Rapids at a “campaign” rally for Donald Trump. The following is an official statement released to combat misinformation being … Continue Reading Action Iowa Issues Official Statement on Trump Walk Out
Join us to stand in court alongside Water Protector and Land Defender Heather Pearson, who will plead “Not Guilty” to trespassing while participating in a Bold Iowa nonviolent action to … Continue Reading Call to Action: Stand in Court with Water Warrior for her Not Guilty Plea
by Kate Revaux I began following Bernie Sanders a little before 2009 simply because I loved Vermont. I had friends there and they loved him too, but I kept following him … Continue Reading Introvert to Activism
Hello Senator Ernst, I am writing you to voice my extreme displeasure with the current proceedings in the Senate regarding the attempted passage of the American Health Care Act. After … Continue Reading LTE: An Open Letter to Iowa Senator Joni Ernst
by Amanda Malaski The Boone County Democrats hosted a Picnic for the People on Saturday, June 3rd at McHose Park in Boone as a counterpoint to Joni Ernst’s Roast and … Continue Reading A Picnic for the People: A Model for the Party