Category Archives: Iowa Democrats

IDP Picks Erin Davison-Rippey as Executive Director

DES MOINES, Iowa – Erin Davison-Rippey will serve as the Iowa Democratic Party’s Executive Director, working closely with Chairman Ross Wilburn, party leaders, and volunteers across the state to build the party’s infrastructure for long-term progressive wins across Iowa. “Growing … Continue reading

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Change My Pants?

During the first few weeks of the legislative session, House Democrats have repeatedly called on Republicans to follow the advice of public health officials and require that legislators, staff, and visitors wear masks in the State Capitol  to help stop … Continue reading

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Can Michael Franken Beat Joni Ernst?

I’d just secured the last part of my barter share from a local CSA — a large bag of heads of garlic. I put seven or eight of them into a lunch bag and headed along Highway One toward Iowa … Continue reading

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Iowans Declare September Labor Union Appreciation Month

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 More than 65 elected officials, organizations, and businesses support the effort to make September Labor Union Appreciation Month at thankaunion.com Des Moines, Iowa — Iowans are speaking out in support of … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Medicaid MCOs Get Another Big Raise

  The Medicaid mess that Terry Branstad created and then walked away from just got much, much worse for the end user in Iowa Friday. That end user is of course the 680,000 Iowans who rely on Medicaid for their … Continue reading

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2018 Iowa Legislature In Review

Spirit of Citizenship 2018 2018 Legislature in Review By State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Find bills at http://www.legis.iowa.gov More Damage to Iowa’s Working Families, Health Care, Women’s Health, Seniors, Students, Public Safety, and Natural Resources After the devastation … Continue reading

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Join Rob Hogg For Fundraisers in Des Moines (June 19) and Cedar Rapids (June 21), Plus Events in Corning, Fort Dodge, West Des Moines, and Hiawatha

Fundraisers in Des Moines (June 19) and Cedar Rapids (June 21), Plus Events in Corning (June 15), Fort Dodge (June 17), West Des Moines (June 20), and Hiawatha (June 24) Join Liz Bennett, Art Staed, & me for our “Summer Solstice … Continue reading

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Step One In Retiring Reynolds Is In Process

  In case you hadn’t heard early voting is going on prior to the June 5th primary. This is step one in repealing and replacing the Reynolds regime that continued and even accelerated the Branstad policy of turning Iowa into … Continue reading

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We Have Some Great Candidates For Governor!

  Video starts around 22 minutes in and lasts about 1.5 hours. Be sure to turn up the sound in the lower right corner The West Liberty Rotary and LULAC Council 310 of West Liberty sponsored a gubernatorial forum for … Continue reading

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If You Think You Are Making a Difference in Iowa, You Are Right!

Ahhh!  Remember the “good ol’ days” when Howard Dean set off an explosion of Deaniac fervor in 2003? Democracy for Iowa gave birth to Blog for Iowa, as we joined the cause, in Deaniac style, along with several other non-Dean … Continue reading

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