Author Archives: Trish Nelson

U.S. Workers Continue To Face Imposed Obstacles To Improved Living Standards

by Ralph Scharnau The economic/business headlines proclaim the American economy as very strong and marked by historic low inflation and unemployment rates. But these idyllic statistics mask workers’ struggle to secure a decent standard of living. The federal minimum wage … Continue reading

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Attend A Steve King Town Hall This Week

From the desk of Steve King: On Wednesday, September 4, I will be holding a town hall in Wright County. This town hall will be held in Eagle Grove at Eagle Grove Memorial Hall from Noon-1:00 PM Central time. On … Continue reading

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Iowa Environmental Council Hosts End Of Summer Bash

Nothing is more important than saving our environment.  Here is a chance to participate in saving Iowa’s environment.  Action invitation from the Iowa Environmental Council Come Celebrate with IEC!  We’ve had all summer to enjoy Iowa’s beautiful waterways and we … Continue reading

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Labor Day Kicks Off Campaign Season

Happy Labor Day! For a list of local Labor Day events sponsored by labor organizations, click on BFIA’s Friday post here. Labor Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of the upcoming campaign season.  Politicos love to say no one pays … Continue reading

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Local Labor Day Weekend Events

iowaaflcio.org/labor-day-events August 31: Saturday Lucas:  John L. Lewis Labor Festival For More Information: Call 641-766-6421 or 641-766-6544 More Info September 1: Sunday Clinton: Clinton Labor Congress: Eagle Point Park Lodge. Noon to 3:00 PM. FREE. Dave Keefer 309-230-6476  dkeefer@lu25.org Fort … Continue reading

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The Al Franken Comeback

They stuck a fork in him.  Can he rise from the dead? Al Franken now has a website and a YouTube channel podcast.  He is scheduling public speaking engagements. Some are calling for him to run for office again, including … Continue reading

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DCCC Targets IA-02 As Battleground District

Rep. Dave Loebsack has announced his retirement in 2020.  We have been very fortunate to have Democratic representation in Iowa’s 2nd district.  Now we need to make sure Dave’s seat stays in Democratic hands. This from Roll Call: Iowa’s 2nd … Continue reading

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What Is A CAFO?

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. – JFAN This is the first of five videos in a JFAN interview series with Dr. John Ikerd about CAFOs, Iowa’s #1 problem.  Visit Dr. Ikerd’s website here:  johnikerd.com/ “The operation runs like a … Continue reading

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Trump EPA Nixes Warning Labels On Glyphosate

Action alert from Iowa Public Interest Research Group: Mission Statement of Iowa PIRG: “Iowa PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, Iowa … Continue reading

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