Weekly Action Item
Please call Senator Ernst (202-224-3254) and Senator Grassley (202-224-3744) to say NO to the NRA and support sensible gun control legislation.
One Iowa, the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) advocacy organization, will host its 1st Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in both central and eastern Iowa in October. Learn more at OneIowa.org.
One Iowa – Eastern Iowa Summit:
Thursday, October 26
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kirkwood Regional Center at University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA 52241
Registration link with tentative agenda
Des Moines, Saturday, October 21, noon – This is a fundraising event for the Iowa Senate Democrats’ “Senate Majority Fund” with former Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander at the Rooftop, 525 E. Grand Ave. 2nd floor. For details, visit:
Iowa City, Saturday, October 21, 3:30 p.m. – Fundraising event for Senator Joe Bolkcom and Senator Bob Dvorsky with Jason Kander at Van B’s Brew, 505 E. Washington St. For details, visit:
Marion, Saturday October 21, 5:00 p.m. – Linn County Democrats’ “Hall of Fame” Banquet. Keynote speaker is Jason Kander. Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Road, Marion. For details, or to buy tickets, visit:
Cedar Rapids, Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. – State Rep. Liz Bennett and I will be hosting a social hour at the Iowa Brewing Co., 708 3rd St. SE. For details, visit:
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Senator Bolkcom’s comment is part of a discussion following a constituent question. “Who wants school vouchers?” at the Johnson County legislative forum February 25, 2017.
Listen to the craziness from this gun lobbyist who is hard at work in the Iowa legislature. He is attacking Matt Windschitl, Republican and gun store owner for alleged “watering down” of ALEC gun laws they are attempting to force … Continue reading
…because they didn’t write it… and apparently, haven’t read it. From Iowa House Dems Facebook page Need more proof #ALEC #KochBros #AFP wrote the bill to gut collective bargaining behind closed doors without input from Iowans? Watch this. The Republican … Continue reading
Monday, in honor of the opening day of the 2016 Iowa legislative session, BFIA posted about the State Policy Network, a web of so-called think tanks, apparently founded by ALEC, that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the … Continue reading
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The headline of this story, Branstad Advocates for School Choice, makes it sounds like Governor Branstad is doing something good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Branstad is signaling his next move to dismantle public education. He is following … Continue reading
Oops – that is, former ALEC chair Linda Upmeyer chosen as new Iowa House Speaker. But they are pretty much interchangeable. She and ALEC founding father Terry Branstad will make a formidable team that will work hard for corporations, privatization … Continue reading
senate.iowa.gov/democrats On the Iowa Senate Democrats website: The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. The goal of the compromise is to maintain educational opportunities and boost student … Continue reading
“No one should be getting fired because we aren’t abiding by the laws of this state.”
[by Paul McAndrew] Governor Branstad and Iowa’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives propose only a 1.25 percent increase ($50 million) in state funding for elementary and secondary schools in Iowa’s 338 public school districts. This meager increase would keep Iowa’s schools … Continue reading