“Money remains the largest barrier to participating in our democracy.” – Austin Frerick Winterset — Austin Frerick announced that he would end his campaign for the Democratic nomination in … Continue Reading Frerick Suspends Campaign
Earlier Wednesday morning Progressive candidate for Governor, Jonathan Neiderbach officially ended his bid for Terrace Hill in a statement on his campaign’s Facebook page. According to Bleeding Heartland, he has endorsed … Continue Reading Neiderbach Ends Gubernitorial Bid
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
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
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 fictional short story is inspired by the recent massacre in Parkland and the national conversation we are having today about how to best protect our students. CW: gun violence … Continue Reading The Incident at George Washington High, 2059
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!
What: Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) Meeting Why: The EPC is voting on whether or not to approve two Iowa Select factory farm applications that were already denied locally by Hardin … Continue Reading Event: Stop Iowa Select
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
Citing her love and passion for Des Moines’ Eastside and a desire to bring “real leadership” and representation to the area, Heather Ryan officially announced in a video on Monday … Continue Reading Ryan Changes Course from National to Local
PVI will continue to monitor changes to caucus locations to the best of our ability. Be sure to check the Iowa Democratic Party website for the most up to date … Continue Reading BREAKING: The Caucus Will Go On But Some Locations Have Changed
For a detailed report of the results click here Progressive candidates Pete D’Alessandro and Austin Frerick both ended up in a statistical tie in our Third District Congressional Race poll, … Continue Reading RESULTS: Who Do You Want to See Take on David Young?
As we approach caucus day PVI will be publishing a poll every Monday and Friday for the next two weeks to gauge the public’s opinion on the congressional races in … Continue Reading Who Do You Want to See Take on David Young?