Progressive Voices of Iowa was started a year ago with a simple goal: To empower people through information. We sought to tell the stories that were getting swept aside by … Continue Reading One Year Later: PVI Still Going Strong
4th Congressional District Candidate J.D. Scholten today announced the lineup for his Campaign Kickoff Party, this Friday night in Ames: WHO: J.D. Scholten and featured guest speakers* (in alphabetical order): … Continue Reading Congressional Candidate Scholten Begins Campaign in Ames Friday
Wanna Be a Socialist? Here’s How! Lisa Lai and Amanda Malaski I spoke with Lisa Lai, the founder of the Heart of Iowa DSA organizing committee, about the process of … Continue Reading Wanna Be a Democratic Socialist? Here’s How!
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 Jason Frerichs The election of Donald Trump has inspired “safe spaces” for Nazis all over the United States. On August 12th, 2017, we are seeing Nazis throwing canisters of … Continue Reading Hey Trump Supporters, You Built That
by Jason Frerichs The Cedar Rapids Gazette has reported that Iowa Senator Joni Ernst will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 12:30 pm at the Washington … Continue Reading Joni Ernst Wants to Hear from You
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
In the span of a single week, Donald Trump managed to push three major organizations — ones which, idealistically, ought to be in his corner — to issue stinging public … Continue Reading LTE: Only One Person to Blame
Here is some video footage of the Healthcare Rally in Des Moines on 7/29/2017.
It was the worst of times, it was the most uncertain of times, it was the age of greed, it was the age of folly, it was the epoch of … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cancers
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
SIOUX CITY, IA – Sioux City Democrat J.D. Scholten formally announced his bid today to run against incumbent Steve King for the U.S. House seat in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. … Continue Reading Sioux City Democrat J.D. Scholten Announces Candidacy for U.S. House Seat Against Steve King
by Jason Frerichs According to Patrick Rynard at Iowa Starting Line, he announced on July 7th. The race for chair was contested by Bob Krause, Troy Price, and Julie Stauch. … Continue Reading Troy Price is the Iowa Democratic Party Chair