Valentine’s Day Weekend Events

iowa valentineIowa Environmental Council

Valentine’s Day provides a great moment to say thank you to everyone who loves and protects Iowa’s natural environment.

The Iowa Environmental Council is a community of people like you all across the state (and beyond) who believe in keeping our air, water, and land healthy.  You know the beauty and the value of Iowa’s ecosystems, and you’re protecting the state for the generations of Iowans who will follow.

You can sign up to receive e-mail updates or make a contribution to support our work.


gettingcovered.orgThe Polk County Health Department, A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS), and other community partners will be holding a health insurance enrollment fair on Saturday, February 15 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Evelyn Davis Center for Working Families (801 University Ave, Unit 3 in Des Moines).

In January, the group held a very successful event. Because of this success another event will be held.Rick Kozin, Polk County Health Department Director said “Ninety-four people attended the event we held last month. Many of them, for the first time, were able to sign up for health insurance. We learned that having someone available to walk them through the process is what is necessary for some people to get signed up.”

In order to help individuals understand their choices and assist them with the sign-up process the health fair will be staffed by professionals from:

  • Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Coventry Health Care, Proteus, Primary HealthCare
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Health Des Moines
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • CoOportunity Health

This enrollment fair will provide individuals with detailed information about each Marketplace health insurance plan offered in Iowa and can help determine eligibility for Marketplace subsidies.

In order to complete the enrollment application at the fair, please bring the following information:

· Current ID
· Social Security Card
· 2012 Income Tax Returns
· If working, last pay stub


Jim_Hightower_07Scott County Democrats Red, White & Blue Banquet
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Keynote speaker Jim Hightower, “America’s #1 populist!”
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds – Expo Building
Cocktails – 5:30 PM  •  Dinner – 6:30 PM
Click here to purchase tickets online

Special invited guests include:

Senator Tom Harkin, Dave Loebsack, Jack Hatch, Bruce Braley, Ako Abdul-Samad, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois

Attend a “Meet and Greet” with Jim.  For more info, contact  Beverly Strayhall at (563) 359 -0909.


national preach-in on climate change heartNational Preach-In on Climate Change
Brought to you by Interfaith Power & Light.

Iowa Preach-in Events:
“Chasing Ice” movie, Independence, IA — 02/15/2014 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Climate Change Sermon, Decorah, IA — 02/16/2014 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am


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