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
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
As the news stories developed on TV, Social media and newspapers since President Trump signed and issued an Executive Order regarding the renewed procedures & rules for the immigration criteria, … Continue Reading LTE: An Immigrant Perspective
A group of around seventy protesters from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are staging an ongoing sit in the lobby of the Neal Smith Federal Building after being denied access to … Continue Reading Iowa CCI Stage Sit In at Senator Grassley’s Office
Tomorrow afternoon, Iowa CCI put out the call to send a message Senator Charles Grassley that Senator Jeff Sessions is heavily opposed for the role of Attorney General of the … Continue Reading Call to Action: Citizens for Community Improvement to Rally Against Sessions
By Bill Brauch Secretary Pate received kudos for vouching for the integrity of Iowa’s voting process in response to Trump’s voter fraud claims during the fall election. But his new … Continue Reading Truly a Solution in Search of a Problem
by Jason Frerichs Bullying in schools has always been a problem. An estimated 77% of students have admitted to being victims of bullying. This takes a huge toll on self-esteem, … Continue Reading Bullying and Toxic Masculinity