Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Shutdown Possible: Tell Congress No Beds No Boots No Wall

This week’s action alert by Indivisible.  If you haven’t joined Indivisible Iowa yet, click here to join. ### Indivisibles, T-minus four days until the government could shut down again over Trump’s hateful wall and deportation agenda. Today, Indivisibles across the … Continue reading

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This Is What Leadership Looks Like

ICYMI – must see

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Polar Vortex, The Electric Grid And National Emergencies

Let’s Talk About Real National Emergencies Considering that our current administration and his party are putting huge emphasis on building an antiquated wall system on our southern border for a problem that is mostly fiction you would think that they … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Parkland Memorial Edition

Very sad to remember that a year ago this coming Thursday it will be a year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida. One good thing this week is that Democrats in control of the House  … Continue reading

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Iowa Courts Under Attack

Iowa’s courts are under attack, from a Governor and legislature who want to put politics front and center in the courtroom. Will you help us fight back by clicking here to send a message to legislators? Our courts have always … Continue reading

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Get Thee To A Forum!

Hey, it’s been cold and snowy. Get out and see your friends and make a difference by getting to a legislative forum this weekend. Here is a list of forums from this morning through next Friday.  http://www.infonetiowa.org/calendar/events/ Forums are listed … Continue reading

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Marijuana Prohibition Hurts Taxpayers And Everyday Iowans

Posted with permission from the Winter 2019 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. by Joe Bolkcom Ten states now regulate marijuana like beer and liquor. In November, Michigan voters approved legal sales of marijuana to adults. The … Continue reading

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Royceann Porter Honored At State Capitol For Black History Month

Yesterday Royceann Porter, the first black person in Johnson county history to be  elected to a county-wide office was honored at the Capitol for Black History Month. Mary Mascher tells us more about Royceann: “In recognition of Black History Month … Continue reading

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Demonstrations Planned At Joni Ernst’s Iowa Offices

Action alert from Progress Iowa: Constituents will deliver petition signatures today calling on Ernst to vote no on William Barr, President Trump’s hand-picked nominee for Attorney General Des Moines, Iowa — Senator Joni Ernst’s constituents will pay her a visit … Continue reading

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Republican Bill Would Override City Ordinances On Fireworks

Republicans say patriotism is all about fireworks. https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/01/24/bill-in-iowa-senate-would-override-city-ordinances-on-fireworks/ Who to contact:  Your STATE representative NOT your member of congress.  You can also contact Senate Commerce committee members. Senate  Commerce committee members: Jake Chapman (R, District 10), Chair Carrie Koelker (R, … Continue reading

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