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Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month by demanding equality for all. Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement as we celebrate the start of Pride Month: “Iowans believe that we all deserve dignity and respect, no … Continue reading

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On MLK Day 2022 Register To Vote

It is sad that in 2022 we still have to fight for voting rights and fair elections. But fight we must. Senators will be back at the Capitol this week and they’ll be voting on rules changes that will determine … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

In case you missed it, Samantha Bee shows how misguided those who blame “identity politics” as the reason for Democratic losses in November. Republicans are horrible at governing but they are great at advertising and twisting words. As Samantha Bee … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Selma 50th Anniversary Speech

Some say this is President Obama’s most powerful speech.  Video is of the full speech. Full text is below.   thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/president obamas_selma_50th_anniversary_speech_full_text Below, the full remarks of President Barack Obama as he speaks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge marking the … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Revenge 40 years Later

Like many in my generation, Dick Nixon was somewhat central to our existence at our coming of age. From his commie-scaring to his Vice-Presidency and his run for President in 1960 and then for governor of California in 1962, then … Continue reading

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Voting Rights and the March on Washington

(Editor’s Note: Ari Berman is a friend of Blog for Iowa, and he passed along this note which may be of interest to readers). Dear Friends, I wanted to pass on a few timely new stories that I thought would … Continue reading

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Watch Christie Vilsack Expose Steve King’s Un-Iowan Right Wing Agenda

Click here to watch video of the Vilsack-King Debate In Carroll October 25.  This program will be re-broadcast Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at noon. The program will also be broadcast on IPTV WORLD (.3) … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

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Rosa Parks Occupied A Bus 56 Years Ago, Still Inspires Today

by Molly Regan On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks got on a bus and sat down. When she was told by a white man to move to the back of the bus, she refused, and was … Continue reading

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Bob Vander Plaats: Anti-Civil Rights Hate Mongering

[by David Van Thournout] Civil rights are something that we have to pay for with blood, sweat and tears. And fear based hate speech is something we not only have to listen to, but respond passionately and articulately to. We … Continue reading

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