Category Archives: gun control

Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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Wear Orange Weekend Starts June 1st

From a Friday email: Last week, 10 students and staff members were killed at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. 13 more people were injured, and a community — and country — were left grieving. Time and again, we’re … Continue reading

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Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Progress Iowa Issues Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in reaction to … Continue reading

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Lockdown!

From Progress Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa today released a new video highlighting the need to enact common sense gun laws in Iowa. The advertisement, entitled Lockdown, shows a text message conversation between a parent and student during … Continue reading

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Activism Picking Up Next Week

Columbine Anniversary Believe it or not, this Friday, April 20th,  is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.  In our now upside down world the horror of the events at Columbine didn’t drive our country to a sober assessment of … Continue reading

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Will An “A” From The NRA Be The New Scarlet Letter?

Last October following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Gavin Aronson over at the iowainformer.com listed the contributions that Iowa senators and congress members got from the NRA. blogforiowa.com ran a story on this shortly after the Parkland shootings. But it certainly … Continue reading

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Thought On The March For Our Lives

Like many in Iowa we were snowed out of attending a local rally. Our hats off to those who were able to attend. We thank you. Like so many others the senseless gun violence perpetrated on our country in the … Continue reading

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March For Our Lives Day Is Here!

Stand up for our kids! Stand up for your families! Stand up for yourselves! Looks like the weather will be quite uncooperative today, but this is one time we will all just have to put that aside and take one … Continue reading

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Reminder: March For Our Lives Next Saturday!

Make your position known! We will not stand for the wholesale slaughter of our children or fellow citizens as gun makers profit from their deaths. It is time to let politicians who are in the pocket of the gun lobby … Continue reading

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The Quiet Room 

A story of a child’s gun death in America “At the end of an inconspicuous hallway and strategically placed far from the controlled chaos of the trauma room lies a dimly lit waiting area that we in the medical field … Continue reading

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