Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

How Can We Activate Democracy’s Immune System?

If we can’t regulate the “news” or even stop trolls and foreign operatives from inciting Americans, how can we activate the “immune system” of democracy? – Thom Hartmann ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political … Continue reading

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Iowa Clean Water Fight Far From Over

CCI and Food and Water Watch issued a joint statement on the Iowa Supreme Court 4-3 decision against their clean water lawsuit. “Iowans have the right to clean water. According to the Public Trust Doctrine, which has been Iowa law … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Water Quality: Legislation, Litigation Or Collaboration?

ICYMI – Ted Corrigan, CEO and general manager of Des Moines Water Works, and Larry Weber, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, who leads the Iowa Watershed Approach and is co-founder of the Iowa Flood … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pride Month At These Iowa Events

June is pride month!  Here is a list of events around Iowa June 24 PARTY IN THE PARK Iowa City IA Thu, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Frauenholtz-Miller Park, 4329 St Patricks Dr Iowa City June 21 Pride Week 2021 Mon, … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Why Iowa Can’t Have Nice Things

Does no one else find it strange, mind-boggling and infuriating that our governor REFUSED FEDERAL MONEY that is supposed to be helping Iowans?  Kim Reynolds said no thanks, we’re all fine,  especially those of us who live in the governor’s … Continue reading

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99 Counties For Climate Action

From our inbox: A note from Senator Rob Hogg – Climate change virtual statewide program Thursday, July 8, 7:00 to 8:30 pm Plus other news (my announcement I am not running for re-election to state senate in 2022) Dear Friends: … Continue reading

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Deadline For Democracy: Massive Public Pressure Needed Now

Action alert from Indivisible: This week, we’re taking over our usual newsletter’s slot with a big update: Today, we’re launching Deadline for Democracy, a movement-wide, all-hands-on-deck campaign to get the For the People Act passed in July. The next six … Continue reading

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Can Iowa’s Altered Landscape Ever Be Restored?

Follow this blog greatplainsaction.org “We are a collective of Indigenous organizers of the Great Plains working to resist and Indigenize colonial institutions, ideologies, and behaviors. Our homelands are located in the vast grassland of Turtle Island, situated between the Rocky … Continue reading

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Al Franken’s Perfect Mitch Impression

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Iowa Republicans Ban Teaching Concepts No One Is Teaching

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