Democracy for Iowa
Healing the Country by Electing Progressive Candidates

Our History

Democracy for Iowa is a progressive political action grassroots organization that seeks to elect socially progressive and fiscally responsible candidates to statewide and local offices in Iowa. We are affiliated with Democracy for America, the political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Our Core Principles

First, we are committed to strong, sustained, active grassroots involvement in the democratic process at the state, county, and local levels.

Second, we are committed to electing candidates from the State of Iowa who tell the truth about policy choices and stand up for what they believe.

Third, we are committed to fighting against the influence and agenda of the far right wing and their radical, divisive policies, and the selfish special interests that dominate politics.

Fourth, we are committed to fighting for progressive policies, like health care for all; investment in children; equal rights under the law; fiscal responsibility; environmental protection; and a national security policy that makes America stronger by advancing progressive values.

Our Goals

1. Recruit and encourage progressive candidates to run for office at every level in the State of Iowa. We will help them find the resources to campaign successfully with small donations from grassroots supporters in order to begin to break the stranglehold special interests have on the political process.

2. Develop strategic partnerships with other progressive organizations, such as the 21st Century Democrats, to maximize resources for candidate recruitment, training, and organization.

3. Build relationships with other political initiatives in Iowa to help us achieve the above goals.

4. Harness the power of the Internet to continue to build our Iowa grassroots communication network.

Our Contact Information

Trish Nelson, Editor
Blog for Iowa