Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Democrats Should Follow The Advice of Hank Aaron

Dave Leshtz was inducted, along with David and Marian Coleman and Mel Stahmer, into the Johnson County Democrats Hall of Fame on July 9. These are excerpts from his acceptance speech. You can watch the full video of all of … Continue reading

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Video: Johnson County Democrats Hall Of Fame Awards

Great inspirational speeches by warriors for Democracy. 00:00:00 Welcome 00:08:07 Volunteer of the Year – Tony Andrys 00:18:07 National Anthem – 10 yr old Ella Huff 00:21:02 Activists of the Year – Iowa City Eastside Democrats 00:24:55 Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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Ras Smith Takes Positive Message About Iowa To Council Bluffs

“Iowa is a place where I’m proud to raise my daughters…it’s a place that also showed me what community is.. when I hear our governor telling folks that they don’t belong here that they’re somebody else’s problem…that is not in … Continue reading

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Climate Reality 2021

Dr. Jerry Schnoor schools us on climate change if you can handle this much reality. But he also says there is still hope.

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Merrick Garland Announces Plan To Prevent Republican Election Stealing

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How We Can Stop Enbridge’s Toxic Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline

Action alert from Moveon.org petitions – Indigenous leaders and allies organized for more than a decade to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and finally won after the project was cancelled earlier this month. Now, we have a chance to come … Continue reading

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Bernie Wants To Talk About Billionaires

“I think Americans agree…after years and years of worrying about  billionaires and the rich now it’s time to have a budget that speaks to the needs of working families and the climate crisis that we face.” – Bernie Sanders

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How Can We Activate Democracy’s Immune System?

If we can’t regulate the “news” or even stop trolls and foreign operatives from inciting Americans, how can we activate the “immune system” of democracy? – Thom Hartmann ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political … Continue reading

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Iowa Clean Water Fight Far From Over

CCI and Food and Water Watch issued a joint statement on the Iowa Supreme Court 4-3 decision against their clean water lawsuit. “Iowans have the right to clean water. According to the Public Trust Doctrine, which has been Iowa law … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Water Quality: Legislation, Litigation Or Collaboration?

ICYMI – Ted Corrigan, CEO and general manager of Des Moines Water Works, and Larry Weber, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, who leads the Iowa Watershed Approach and is co-founder of the Iowa Flood … Continue reading

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