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Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks With Al Franken

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Zero Republican Support For Voting Rights

Preserving the integrity of our elections is the most important issue at this moment.  No progress can be made on climate or anything else if Republicans are allowed to lock in power. Democrats will have to go it alone to … Continue reading

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March On For Voting Rights This Saturday

MARCH ON OLD CAPITOL FOR VOTING RIGHTS Saturday, August 28, 2:00 PM 21 North Clinton St. Iowa City, IA Facebook event info. https://marchonforvotingrights.org/ Since January, 48 states have introduced 389 bills that amount to shameful, outright voter suppression, and many … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Democracy Can’t Wait

Tuesday, Aug 10: Show up for a Democracy Can’t Wait rally Now is the time for the Senate to do their job and pass the For the People Act! On August 16th, the census data will be released, allowing states to … Continue reading

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Biden To Democrats: We Must Make Our Case

Remarks by President Biden at a Virtual Fundraising Reception for the Democratic National Committee August 02, 2021 Via Teleconference https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/08/02/remarks-by-president-biden-at-a-virtual-fundraising-reception-for-the-democratic-national-committee/ Here are some highlights – click the link to read President Biden’s entire speech to the DNC. “You know, as … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann Interview, Part I

If the Iowa precinct caucuses created doubt about the efficacy of our voting process, we are not the only ones with concern. Thom Hartmann, the number one progressive-talk-show host in the United States wrote the book, The Hidden History of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The War On Voting

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote — and How to Get it Back by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want or need to review the history and origins … Continue reading

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Important Changes In Early Voting

With Iowa’s new voter ID law the rules changed for early voting. Here’s good information from Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert about the new rules. I modified the press release to make it applicable statewide. It’s less than 120 days … Continue reading

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Voter Suppression In Iowa

Republicans have taken the effort to suppress voting rights nationwide, including in Iowa. Iowa Republicans have done their part, if not as egregiously as in other states. They would do more to suppress voting rights if they controlled our bicameral … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be A Progressive?

Paul Deaton wrote this book review for The Prairie Progressive.  Published here with permission. Who is a progressive? Who is a “real” progressive? Who will continue a progressive legacy after the 2016 election? Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated what … Continue reading

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