Author Archives: Trish Nelson

How Much Is A Human Life Worth?

Reprinted with permission from the Summer  2020 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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Iowa Needs A CAFO Moratorium

Action alert – CCI has been leading the fight against CAFO proliferation in Iowa. Click on the link below to sign the petition. Yesterday, the Hardin County Board of Supervisors denied two proposed factory farm applications. The applications proposed by … Continue reading

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Call For CAFO Moratorium

 Action alert from GMOFreeUSA/ Tell your U.S. Senators to co-sponsor and support the Farm System Reform Act (FSRA): https://www.tinyurl.com/BanCAFOs We need to protect America’s children and communities by putting an immediate moratorium on factory farm CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) … Continue reading

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How To Prevent Election Stealing

November is coming. Prepare to vote. pic.twitter.com/43ldZvE5DN — Greg Palast (@Greg_Palast) May 10, 2020

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Thom Hartmann Answers The Question “When Will Americans Wake Up?”

“Things don’t get real for Americans until it affects them personally….when it gets to 5 or 10% of Americans who have a family member who has died.”

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Senators Grassley And Ernst Vote Against Unemployment Benefits And Sick Leave

At a time when Iowans need leadership most, Ernst and Grassley have abandoned those hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis DES MOINES, IA — Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor reported … Continue reading

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No Masks Allowed In Republican Photo Ops

Ron Cameron of Mountaire Farms, Ken Sullivan of Smithfield Foods, Rodney McMullen of Kroger, Noel White of Tyson Foods and Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, were asked to remove their masks before a meeting with … Continue reading

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Sinclair Broadcasting To Pay Record Fine

Here is a list of Iowa Sinclair stations: KGAN/KFXA Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City KDSM-TV Des Moines KPTH Sioux City  KTVO Ottumwa-Kirksville, MO Check out BFIA’s previous articles on Sinclair Broadcasting here https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ Sinclair Broadcast Group agreed to pay a record $48 … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Local News Be The Next Casualty Of The Pandemic

Here is an important action alert sponsored by Progress America, PEN America, Daily Kos, People For the American Way, and Reporters Without Borders USA. The petition already has over 18,000 signatures on the way to their goal of 25,000. Local … Continue reading

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Rita Hart A Natural Successor To Dave Loebsack As Second District Representative

Blog for Iowa was on a volunteer call Monday for Rita Hart’s campaign. Rita is a Democrat running for Dave Loebsack’s congressional seat in the second district.  The seat is being vacated due to Loebsack’s retirement. Rita has a great … Continue reading

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