Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Reflections On The Recreational Aspects Of Marijuana

by Ralph Scharnau Marijuana or cannabis is illegal under federal law. A significant number of arrests in the United States occur on charges of possession, sale, or manufacture of marijuana. Despite stringent drug policies and punitive laws, marijuana use is … Continue reading

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300 Iowa Doctors Sign Letter To Reynolds Urging Statewide Face Covering Mandate

Complete statement and list of signatures: https://aprescriptionforiowa.org/ Dear Governor Reynolds, In light of emerging evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of face covering use by the general public in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we strongly urge you to enforce a … Continue reading

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Petition To Kim Reynolds: Return Local Control To School Districts

Click on the image or follow the link to sign the petition. https://www.change.org/p/governor-kim-reynolds-demand-that-governor-reynolds-return-autonomy-to-the-districts-for-return-to-learn Governor Kim Reynolds must rescind her July 17th proclamation which took autonomy away from the districts and mandated that all Iowa school children return to in-person learning … Continue reading

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Video: Barack Obama’s Full John Lewis Eulogy

In case you missed it. Must view.

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Kelcey Brackett – A Good Pick Up Opportunity in HD 91

Kelcey Brackett for Iowa House District 91 MtcSatpyuuonsorel 1id ·  I am proud to share that today I received notification from the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Ken Sagar that I have received their endorsement. This is of particular significance … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Get An Absentee Ballot Edition!

From progressiowa – 1 minute: Let the above video remind you that even though it is only early August, it is definitely time to be sending in a request for an absentee ballot for this year’s election. Most of you … Continue reading

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Killing The “Public” Entity

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” the old political saying goes. Lord knows we have a huge crisis in front of us. Had we had any kind of even substandard leadership, the US may have been able to … Continue reading

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Pandemic Shows How Important Unions Are

AFT Leader Randi Weingarten discusses reopening schools: (6.5 minutes) Thursday we got this email from the Abby Finkenauer campaign: I’m Ken Sagar, retired president of the Iowa Federation of Labor. But today I’m not here to give you an update … Continue reading

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Hinson Plagiarism Very Troubling

I suppose a person shouldn’t be too surprised that first district Republican congressional candidate Ashley Hinson has been caught plagiarizing from a variety of sources, including her opponent Congress Woman Abby Finkenauer. Finkenauer has been an excellent congress member for … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: The ADA Is 30 Edition

It is kind of hard to believe that the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 today. Written and ushered through congress by Iowa’s own Senator Tom Harkin, the ADA has lowered bars to a full life for those with disabilities. … Continue reading

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