By Chris Petersen: For my family, “pre-existing conditions” are more than a technicality. They’re a matter of life or death, of sickness or health. My wife and I are Iowa … Continue Reading I’m a Small Farmer from Iowa. Why Does Trump Want to Take My Health Care?
By: Brian McLain Over the past several weeks a campaign funded by big money donors and developers to push a one-cent sales tax increase across Polk County has ramped up through town … Continue Reading From the Desk of the Editor: Measure A is Not the Way
Due to inclement weather this event has been rescheduled for Friday, February 23rd WHO: Dr. David Fisher, David Swenson and Michael Fitzgerald WHAT: “Where’d Our Money Go” – a public forum … Continue Reading UPDATED: Event: “Where did our Money Go?”
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement released an official press statement regarding Governor Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address. It is as follows in its entirety: “Gov. Reynolds ran through … Continue Reading Iowa CCI Responds to Reynolds Condition of the State Address
By: Brian McLain What caused the beautiful and thriving businesses, hotels, and shops from the Sixties to turn to ruins and blight? Why were once quality goods now indistinguishable from … Continue Reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Cautionary Tale of Sears
It has been common practice over the past few years for stores to try to one-up each other in the archaic capitalistic tradition of Black Friday… by holding the sales on … Continue Reading Stores to Avoid this Holiday Season
Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Jon Neiderbach and Cathy Glasson, made strong declarations of support for the Medicare for All legislation announced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders this week. “I supported … Continue Reading Two Gubernatorial Candidates Declare Support for Medicare for All
by Tom Brantseg At 5:15 am on Monday morning, five sleepy socialists piled into a car in Ames and headed off for some direct action in support of Fight For … Continue Reading LTE: Bread, Roses, and Burgers: Fighting for 15 in Des Moines
By Eva McBride Mayor Diana Broderson ran on a platform of making sure that “everyone has a seat at the big table.” There were concerns before she … Continue Reading Does the Muscatine, IA City Government Have A Problem With Everyone Having A Seat At The Big Table?
Industria de la limpieza (hogares, hoteles y oficinas) En la última entrega hablamos acerca del robo de salario en la industria de la construcción y las distintas maneras en cómo … Continue Reading Explotación silenciosa: robo de salario en Iowa (parte 3 de 5)
By Crystal Defatte My fellow Americans, it is time that we take a good hard look at who we really are. We are a society that claims to believe … Continue Reading No Lives Matter
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.
The Working Families Summit Is Needed Now More Than Ever After Recent Legislative Attacks On Iowa’s Workers
By Eva McBride Iowa, along with 21 other states is stuck at a minimum wage of exactly the Federal minimum wage of $7.25. Not only that but any municipality or … Continue Reading The Working Families Summit Is Needed Now More Than Ever After Recent Legislative Attacks On Iowa’s Workers
With the ORASCOM project winding down and the Iowa Fertilizer Company set to start full operations, I felt this was a now or never story. Articles have been written about … Continue Reading Violence Amidst Economic Boom