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
Boone, Iowa — Kriss Wells, a long-time resident of the Quad Cities and a retired social worker, received a verdict of “guilty” in a jury trial today at the Boone … Continue Reading Pipeline Opponent “Guilty,” But Trial Sets Precedent for Justification Defense
I attended a Teamsters Community Action Network (TeamCAN) training on May 20th in Mason City. What I heard there left me feeling energized and ready to organize. I was impressed … Continue Reading TeamCAN: A New Vision for Iowa Activism
By Eva McBride The riders in Joni Ernst’s Annual Roast and Ride were greeted by two groups of protesters along their route as it went through Polk City, IA. The two … Continue Reading Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride Greeted by Two Groups of Protesters
On this day we recognize the sacrifice made by so many who had given their lives in service to their country and answered a call of duty to defend and … Continue Reading A Memorial Day Message from PVI