USA Today Article Link https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/03/lgbtq-policy-iowa-4-h-alarms-conservatives-director-fired/900070002/ As reported in the USA Today, the Des Moines Register and several other news outlets — John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas the nationally recognized Iowa 4-H Director and the … Continue Reading LTE: Iowa 4-H Director Fired After Gay, Transgender Inclusion Policy Inflames Conservative Groups
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?
The College and Young Democrats of Iowa released a statement earlier this week calling on campaigns to unionize, citing that Democrats are champions of labor and should extend those opportunities … Continue Reading CYDI Executive Board Calls on Campaigns to Unionize
Editor’s note: From time to time we receive Letters to the Editor from candidates for office. Publication of these LTEs are not an endorsement of the candidate and all LTEs … Continue Reading LTE: We Can End The Opioid Epidemic
A special election to replaced disgraced Republican Senator Bill Dix is now underway in Senate District 25 and progressive candidate Tracy Freese has that seat in her sights. A small … Continue Reading Vote Today: Progressive Freese Makes Move for Vacated Seat
Cathy Glasson is the sole Iowa gubernatorial candidate to receive the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction for “standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.” Glasson … Continue Reading Glasson Earns Stamp of Approval from Anti-Gun Violence Organization
After three weeks of work, the Polk County Platform committee presented their draft of the 2018 Polk County Platform for debate and ratification and the final product included some planks … Continue Reading Progressives Push Polk Platform Left
What: Rally to Tell Big Ag: No More Pollution! When: March 22nd at 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Where: Des Moines River Walk, between Locust St & Walnut St (west side of … Continue Reading Call to Action: Mighty Earth Des Moines Plans Rally Against Pollution
UPDATE: The resolution was passed unanimously. Tonight the Board of Iowa’s largest school district will consider a resolution that, if adopted, would make a firm statement of solidarity and support … Continue Reading Des Moines School Board Passes Resolution on Gun Violence
In a very close vote a controversial public measure that would have increased the Des Moines metro sales tax by 17% was defeated at the polls according to unofficial results … Continue Reading Measure A Defeated in Close Vote
What: Funeral Vigil for Gun Violence Victims – Office of Joni Ernst When: Thursday, February 22 from 1 PM – 2 PM Where: 733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 … Continue Reading Call to Action: Funeral Vigils Planned at Ernst Offices
Are you looking for a way to slow the flow of NRA funds into the campaign coffers! Then Stop Buying From NRA backed Businesses! The following post includes a tool … Continue Reading Stop Buying From NRA backed Businesses!
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?”
By Ryan Rogers The beat goes on doesn’t it? Every couple of weeks we are shocked when a disaffected man slaughters large numbers of people. It happens so often that … Continue Reading The Heartbeat of Tragedy
What: Iowa S 2106: Background check repeal and permitless carry Who: Iowa Senate Judiciary Room 22 When: Today at 2:00 pm How: Find and contact Senate Judiciary members or call 515-281-3371 … Continue Reading URGENT: Iowa Senate to Vote on Repeal of Gun Permit Requirements
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will be hosting a Farming and Environmental Forum this Saturday, January 6th from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State … Continue Reading CCI to Host Farming and Environmental Forum