by Jason Frerichs What had been an amazing weekend to be Democrat, ended Sunday evening due to ugliness and racism coming from fellow Democrats. This is the closest I’ve come … Continue Reading Dear White People, Shut Up and Listen
This weekend will mark the anniversary of the historic Women’s March of 2017. And they’re inviting everyone back to the Iowa State Capitol this Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:30 AM, to … Continue Reading Women’s March Returns to Roar Even Louder in 2018
Time is running out: The FCC will vote on Pai’s proposal on Dec. 14. Join the millions who have already spoken out against it. Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now When … Continue Reading Call to Action: Break the Internet Before the FCC Does
Today, the organization created nearly a year ago to advance women’s issues in Iowa announces a change in leadership. Robin Covington of Waukee has been named the new president of … Continue Reading Women’s March Iowa Announce New Leadership Ahead of National Convention
The nation is still reeling from the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last week as well as the fall out. We live in an unprecedented time when Nazis … Continue Reading With Candles, Not Torches
Songs, speeches and hundreds of Iowans holding candles filled Cowles Commons on Monday night for a vigil in response to this weekend’s violence between white nationalists and counter-protesters in … Continue Reading Unite the Love
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 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?
by Jason Frerichs Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) said: “There will be no litmus tests for candidates as Democrats seek to find a winning roster to regain the House majority … Continue Reading Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Senator John McCain, a man battling aggressive brain cancer, voted yes today on the motion to proceed on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) I had wanted to write about … Continue Reading McCain Deserves the Best, But So Do We
My local Planned Parenthood clinic just closed because Iowa legislators decided to defund it. I’ve thought a lot about how a bunch of guys who have probably never stepped foot … Continue Reading LTE: Confessions of a Planned Parenthood Patient
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.
By Crystal Defatte June is Pride Month; the month used to celebrate the lives, victories, and truths of the LGBTQ+ community. It is where the “out and proud” and … Continue Reading I’m Coming Out
Since Progressive Voices of Iowa launched back in September of 2016, we have made it our goal to empower the people through information and to be Iowa’s source for Progressive … Continue Reading PVI Launches Accessibility Site
So another election cycle has come and gone and again we find ourselves, the warriors for science, some of us the warriors for the working class, some of us the … Continue Reading Xenophobia and why I hate bullies
Our fight this week for what I have come to call “the Community Trust Resolution” met with a new and unexpected roadblock from the Iowa legislature, and some confusing signals … Continue Reading Community Trust: Immigration & Local Control