Category Archives: Progress Iowa

RELEASE: Iowans Speak Out Against New Laws –

 Enacted By Corporate Kim Reynolds & Republican Legislature   Editor’s Note: In some kind of karmic happenstance, as I chose to write about how our government at all levels has become basically beholden to corporations in Republican controlled legislatures, this … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state

From last week’s inbox, a very important message from Progress Iowa: For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state Iowa losing jobs as younger residents flee the state under … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: Public tax dollars belong in public schools

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2021 Media Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org STATEMENT: Public tax dollars belong in public schools Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the Iowa Senate passing … Continue reading

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Joint Effort to Memorialize Iowa COVID-19 Victims

Progress Iowa <press@progressiowa.org> Thu 3/11/2021 10:59 AM For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org   Elected Officials, Community and Labor Organizations, Faith Leaders Join Effort to Memorialize Iowa COVID-19 Victims Des Moines, Iowa – More than three … Continue reading

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Survivor Urges Ernst to Reauthorize VAWA

In this video from Progress Iowa, citizen Margi Stephens calls out current Iowa senator Joni Ernst for Ernst’s action – or rather lack of action – on the once totally uncontroversial Violence Against Women Act or VAWA. As Stephens runs … Continue reading

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Ernst Owes Iowans An Apology

This is a short video from Progress Iowa. The explanation that goes with video on YouTube explains: It’s been weeks since Sen. Ernst accused physicians of inflating COVID numbers for a profit, and she still hasn’t apologized. Not only has … Continue reading

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Katie Porter Highlights Wednesday’s (Free, Virtual) Corn Feed

I’m excited to come back to Iowa (virtually) to talk about how crucial it is for progressives to join together during these difficult times, especially before November. In these past few months alone, we’ve seen attacks on healthcare, social security, … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: Gov. Kim Reynolds Threatens Lives of Iowa Students

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2020 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, (515) 259-0394 Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kim Reynolds announcing that Iowa schools must prioritize in-person learning in the coming … Continue reading

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Ernst Voted to Cripple CDC Officials

Matt Sinovic matt@progressiowa.org Ability to Detect, Prevent, and Respond to Pandemics and Other Public Health Emergencies New Ad: Senator Joni Ernst Voted to Cripple CDC Officials’ Ability to Detect, Prevent, and Respond to Pandemics and Other Public Health Emergencies Ernst … Continue reading

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Administration’s War On Health Care Charges On

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 NEW STUDY: 27 Million More Americans Lost Health Care Because of Coronavirus, and Trump is Going to the Supreme Court to Keep it That Way Des Moines, Iowa — … Continue reading

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