Category Archives: Great Tools: IOWA

Five Ways to Get Involved with the Democratic National Convention

Not everyone can attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. next week, but the planners developed five ways to people to get involved, if you can’t be there in person. Check out the full story at the link, and … Continue reading

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Living in Iowa

Living in Iowa by Paul Deaton[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared February 9, 2011 on Big Grove Garden.]If we examine an economic atlas of Iowa from the 1960s, it is no surprise that Iowa has high densities of production of … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Greed, Environment, Farming, Great Tools: IOWA, Local Control, Main Page, Organic Foods & Farming, Progressive Community, Public Health, Sustainability

Effective Advocacy for Iowa Progressives

Effective Advocacy for Iowa Progressives by Paul Deaton One of Blog for Iowa's goals is to be a resource for progressives. We frequently post action alerts that urge advocacy on progressive causes and if you are like most of our … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Great Tools: IOWA, Main Page, Progressive Community

Organizing Iowa's Communities

Organizing Iowa's Communities A Message from Democracy for America's Matt Blizek [Editor's Note: Blog for Iowa has its roots in Democracy for America and from time to time, we pass along messages from our national organization. As noted on our … Continue reading

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Blog for Iowa’s Running Conversation! Hot Topic: Health Care

Blog for Iowa’s Running Conversation! Current Hot Topic: Health Care Several people have expressed an interest in being able to have a running conversation on Blog for Iowa.  It seems feasible now that we actually have quite a few people … Continue reading

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PACG Fall Summit – Spiritual Progressives Conference

Progressive Action for the Common Good – Quad Cities Fall Summit Spiritual Progressives Conference Theme: Living Our Faith:  Integrating Values & Politics in the Heartland Friday – Saturday, November 2 & 3, 2007First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ2201 … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Great Tools: IOWA, Iowa Blogosphere, Iowa in the News, Iowa Voters, Local Events, Main Page, Progressive Action for the Common Good, Progressive Community

The Authoritarian Political Brain

The Authoritarian Political Brain by Propagandee September 3, 2007 Drew Westen's The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation helps explain the neuro-cognitive mechanisms involved in rationalizing away inconvenient truths, something we all do … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Civil Liberties, Clean Elections, Congress, Corporate Greed, DFQC, Education, Energy, Environment, GOP, Great Tools: IOWA, Guest Posts, Jobs, Main Page, National News, Peace, Progressive Community

Sunlight Seeker Added to BFIA

Sunlight Seeker Added to BFIA By Sam GarchikOnce again, the folks at the Sunlight Foundation have made politics more accountable. Check out the new “Sunlight Seeker,” in the lower left hand side of the blog page. Type in the name … Continue reading

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Mini Grants to Change the Relationship Between Congress and the People

Mini Grants to Change the Relationship Between Congress and the People By Ellen Rice, The Sunlight Network This is a very interesting program. I received this email a few days ago. Some of you out there should totally try to … Continue reading

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DFIA Incorporation Update

  DFIA Incorporation Update By Jeffrey Goetz I have had an opportunity today to speak with one of my law partners, Gordon Fischer (formerly Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party), Chris Warshaw (Political/Field Director for DFA in Burlington, VT) and … Continue reading

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