Author Archives: Trish Nelson

March for Our Lives Events in Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Ames, Des Moines, Storm Lake and Quad Cities June 10-11

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Matthew McConaughey Gives Impassioned Speech For Gun Reform

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Jon Stewart Still Around Criticizing The Media

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Vote In The Democratic Primary Tuesday

Please vote in the Democratic primary today or tomorrow. If you don’t know where/how to vote we trust that you can figure it out. The Democratic candidates for senator to replace Chuck Grassley are Michael Franken, Abby Finkenauer and Glenn … Continue reading

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Wear Orange June 3-5, 2022 – Iowa Events

Attend Wear Orange 2022 People around the country are coming together with a simple message: there’s more we can do to end gun violence. Join the movement by signing up to attend an event during Wear Orange Weekend, June 3-5. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month by demanding equality for all. Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement as we celebrate the start of Pride Month: “Iowans believe that we all deserve dignity and respect, no … Continue reading

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Iowa Select Withdraws Hog Factory Application In Tama County

From our inbox: Public pressure stops Iowa Select in Tama county Last week, Iowa Select withdrew a construction permit application to build a 5,000-head hog factory in Tama County! The secret sauce? Public pressure! The neighbors organized and put direct … Continue reading

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What Do Republicans Really Mean When They Say “Freedom?”

Let’s be clear. When Republicans talk about “freedom” what they really mean is they should be free to do whatever they want without being tethered by rules, regulations and laws that are there to create a fair and just society. … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day from Blog for Iowa

This is one of my favorite flag photos taken by BFIA’s own Paul Deaton. Please have a meaningful and respectful holiday. Below is a short statement about the history of Memorial Day. But to me, Memorial Day is also about … Continue reading

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Take Action To Stop The Madness

The best thing to do right now is throw as much money as you can to Democratic candidates, volunteer for campaigns and write letters to your local paper calling out the Republican party. Don’t just Tweet. Don’t just post on … Continue reading

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