Category Archives: Denise O'Brien

One Iowa Farmer’s Year In Afghanistan

Denise O’Brien, organic farmer and  advocate from Atlantic, Iowa, who co-founded the Women Food And Agriculture Network (WFAN) in 1997 and was its director for more than 11 years, is now a USDA advisor in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Check out her … Continue reading

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Loebsack’s Going to DC, and Other Dem Victories

Loebsack's Going to DC (and other dem victories) By Sam Garchik Dave Loebsack ran a great, dignified campaign against a tough opponent, and did what no other challenger could do in 30 years. He beat Jim Leach. Way to go … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Braley, Candidates, Chet Culver, David Loebsack, Denise O'Brien, Elesha Gayman, Jim Nussle, Joyce Schulte, Leonard Boswell, Main Page, Mark Nolte, Rich Olive, Sally Vitamvas, Selden Spencer

Beware the Attack Robo-Call from Northey

Beware the Attack Robo-Call from Northey By Sam Garchik (with response) I was listening to 102.9, the top 40 station in Cedar Rapids, when the GOP attack on O'Brien came on. That's kind of a weird place to air that, … Continue reading

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Storm Lake Times Endorses O’Brien

Storm Lake Times Endorses O'Brien By the Storm Lake Times O”Brien has her first endorsement! Also, her TV ads look great. O’Brien is subject of lies  <>   We did not care who the next Iowa Secretary of Agriculture would be, … Continue reading

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Denise O’Brien for Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture

  Denise O'Brien for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture By Jim Dean, DFA This is the word from DFA! They have chosen O'Brien as one of their featured candidates.   Democracy for America supports fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all … Continue reading

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Change is in the Air – 29th Annual Harkin Steak Fry

  Change is in the Air – 29th Annual Harkin Steak Fry By Caroline VernonI can’t tell you how excited I was to finally be able to attend a Harkin Steak Fry. For the past two years, since I became … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Braley, Bush Tax, Calls to Action, Candidates, Chet Culver, Congress, Corporate Greed, David Loebsack, Democracy for America, Denise O'Brien, DFQC, Education, Energy, Environment, GOP, How You Can Help, Iowa in the News, Jim Nussle, Jobs, Labor, Leonard Boswell, Local Events, Main Page, National News, Progressive Advocacy of Central Iowa, Progressive Coaltion of Central Iowa, Progressive Community, Trade, Voter-owned Iowa | 3 Comments

Factory Farms are NOT above the Law! Take Action Now!

  Factory Farms are NOT above the Law! – Take Action Now! By Caroline Vernon Friends, As many of you know, Scott county in Iowa and Rock Island county in Illinois are both within the top ten of the most … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Calls to Action, Candidates, Chet Culver, Corporate Greed, Denise O'Brien, DFQC, Environment, Farming, Iowa Blogosphere, Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa in the News, Jobs, Labor, Main Page, National News, Organic Foods & Farming, Progressive Advocacy of Central Iowa, Progressive Coaltion of Central Iowa, Progressive Community | 1 Comment

Iowa Blog Roundup

   Iowa Blog Roundup By Sam Garchik Lots to say. Campaign season is in full swing, so here we go with the events and notes around the state: District 1 There is a champagne brunch to honor women on July … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, David Loebsack, Denise O'Brien, Elesha Gayman, GLBT, Iowa Blogosphere, Main Page, Mark Nolte, National News | 1 Comment

Iowa Blog Roundup and District Heads Ups

  Iowa Blog Roundup and District Happenings By Sam Garchik and Other Folks Denise O'Brien is having a party tonight! The potluck is in Atlantic, Iowa: Please bring a covered dish, your own table service, drinks and lawn chairs and … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Candidates, Chet Culver, David Loebsack, Denise O'Brien, DFQC, Ed Fallon, Great Tools: IOWA, Leonard Boswell, Local Events, Main Page, Progressive Community

Iowa Blog Roundup (and other things also)

   Iowa Blog Roundup (and other things also) By Sam Garchik It's been a very hectic week with the convention and all, but I wanted to bring you up to speed on a bunch of different issues and happenings. Courtesy … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Bruce Braley, Calls to Action, Candidates, Clean Elections, David Loebsack, Denise O'Brien, DFQC, Great Tools: IOWA, How You Can Help, ICCI, Iowa Blogosphere, Joyce Schulte, Local Events, Main Page, National News, Progressive Community, Russ Feingold