Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Statehouse Blue Alert LIVE: Iowa House Democrats

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Hart: All Votes In IA-02 Election Must Be Counted

Rita Hart Urges House Committee to Apply Iowa Law so All Legal Votes Are Counted in IA-02 Race Miller-Meeks continues push to disenfranchise at least 22 Iowa voters, Refuses to engage in legal process WHEATLAND, IOWA — Today, [Monday] in … Continue reading

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Senator Joe Bolkcom: “This Bill Is A Shell Game”

Senator Bolkcom’s closing comments in committee on SSB 1253, a $152 million dollar property tax increase approved with only Republican votes.

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Hart Continues Effort to Count All Votes With Next Steps in IA-02 Contest

[BFIA Editor’s note:  Update from @sarahferris, congressional reporter for Politico: Pelosi says House Admin Committee will decide *Monday* if the Democrat’s challenge “meets certain criteria to go forward”] IA-02 Recount update from Rita Hart for Congress: “Hart’s case is built … Continue reading

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Is It Time For America To See What Gun Violence Really Looks Like?

While polls show that Americans overwhelmingly support background checks and banning assault weapons, the popular will to demand these common sense regulations seems largely absent. Relying on historical precedent, Thom Hartmann makes the case that change has happened in our … Continue reading

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Blue Statehouse Alert Live: Reproductive Health

Click here to sign up for Blue Statehouse alerts from Iowa House Democrats. “They are after infertility treatments. They are after birth control. They have been after not allowing a woman to make her own choices about reproduction.” – Rep. … Continue reading

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Hart Asks For Fair Process To Count All Legal Votes

Rita Hart Urges All Legal Votes to be Counted in IA-02 Race, Asks for Fair Process to Count All Legal Votes In Response to Committee Questions Hart renews call for at least 22 wrongfully excluded voters to have their voices … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Want No Background Checks For Abusers

Action alert from Iowa Senate Democrats:  Should domestic abusers be able to buy guns without a background check in Iowa? That’s been approved by the Iowa House and will be up for a vote in the Iowa Senate.  The Democratic … Continue reading

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The King is Dead

I wrote this article for the March 2021 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The PP 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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How To Stop Being A Business Hostile Republican

Follow the Iowa Senate Democrats on Facebook Janet Peterson: “When radical Republican lawmakers push bathroom bills, anti-LGBTQ+ bills and voter suppression bills they make it harder for Iowa to win businesses and workers. When radical Republicans push bills to get … Continue reading

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