Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Kris Kobach Found In Contempt Of Court In Voting Rights Case

kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article.html Federal judge finds Kris Kobach in contempt of court in voting rights case Kris Kobach has been found in contempt of court by a federal judge in Kansas. Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief has violated the rights of 36,000 Kansas citizens, … Continue reading

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Earth Day Iowa Action Alert

Earth Day 2018 action from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI): Join us Earth Day weekend to discuss climate and clean energy solutions we can achieve in our communities and throughout the state. Come hear from Chris Woolery, a clean … Continue reading

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Use This Tool To See If Your Local TV Station Is Sinclair Owned

Blog for Iowa has been sounding the alarm about Sinclair Broadcasting for over a decade.  Here is the latest action alert from Media Matters. They’ve created a tool to find out if your local station is Sinclair owned.  Just put … Continue reading

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The Prairie Progressive: Two Thumbs Up For Roseanne

Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2018 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The Prairie Progressive is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City … Continue reading

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Rep. Dave Loebsack Questions Mark Zuckerberg

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Is Rural Iowa Industry’s New Colonial Outpost?

Follow Ed Fallon @ http://fallonforum.com/ “Regardless of where one stands on pork, oil, or wind, we should all agree that it’s wrong to ignore the voices of rural Iowans in order to export our resources to distant ports — whether … Continue reading

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Send Republicans Home

Why I’m Running Almost every night at around 5 a.m., my wife turns to me and asks me to take our 5 month old baby down to the living room so she can get a few more hours of sleep … Continue reading

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April Town Halls And Legislative Forums

Attend a forum or a coffee. Ask questions. Ask follow-up questions. Get video. See you there! http://www.infonetiowa.org/calendar/events/  04/13/2018 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Legislative Coffee – Lenox 04/13/2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Bettendorf 04/14/2018 8:00 AM … Continue reading

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Report On Gun Violence in Iowa

The report doesn’t mention this, but among its other good suggestions, the single most obvious thing that can be done to address the gun problem in Iowa is to stop electing Republicans. Below is a release from Progress Iowa. Des … Continue reading

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One Iowa Celebrates Nine Years Of Marriage Equality

Oneiowa.org Nine years ago on April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided to uphold Iowa’s legacy of equality and make Iowa the third state in the nation to establish marriage equality (Varnum v. Brien). Six brave plaintiff couples … Continue reading

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