Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Study: Major Media Outlets’ Twitter Accounts Amplify Trump Lies

Research confirming and quantifying the obvious. Media Matters for America Major media outlets failed to rebut President Donald Trump’s misinformation 65% of the time in their tweets about his false or misleading comments, according to a Media Matters review. That … Continue reading

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Fighting The Goliaths Of Greed

Posted with permission from the Spring 2019 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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Take The Indivisible 2020 Activist Pledge

pledge.indivisible.org This is an important start to a long primary. Indivisible is committed to engaging in this primary from now through the convention, pushing on issues that the grassroots cares about and holding candidates accountable. We’re going to work to … Continue reading

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Chuck Caught On Video Being Himself

Friends, grassroots activists, voters, indivisibles, constituents everywhere, lovers of Democracy, this is one of the most effective things we can do.  Go to town halls, ask a question, ask follow-up questions, and get video.   It is now too urgent … Continue reading

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Kamala Harris-Mazie Hirono 2020

I vote for Senator Mazie Hirono for best utilization of  her allotted time questioning Attorney General Barr today.  It was not so much a questioning as a throttling.  You really have to see this.  Oh and you really should see … Continue reading

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Legislation Reynolds Could Still Veto

Action alert from Senator Rob Hogg Keep speaking up to ask Governor Reynolds to veto or item veto legislation with which you disagree. The 2019 legislative session ended Saturday, but your work is not done. There is still a chance … Continue reading

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Republican Party Is The Only Party Waging War Against Democracy

Bill Maher takes on the idea that both parties are the same.  “It’s the central fraudulent idea that allowed Donald Trump to get elected.”  This is important because many people take refuge in the idea that “both parties are the … Continue reading

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Corey Booker: We Won’t Wait

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate in June of 2019. This is the third in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for president … Continue reading

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How Does The Green New Deal Work For Iowa?

Action Alert from CCI: It was a powerful and inspiring Earth Day at Sheslow Auditorium on Drake campus on Monday. We partnered with youth-led Sunrise Movement to put on one of their 9 city “Road to the Green New Deal … Continue reading

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The New Medicare For All Bill

The Thom Hartmann Program Medicare for All has been modernized to include dental and vision but the new Bill is a little different from the famous John Conyers bill introduced nearly twenty years ago. Congressman Mark Pocan explains how the … Continue reading

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