Join us for a live fact-check of Terry Branstad’s last condition of the state address >>> http://progressiowa.org/.
His remarks begin at 10 AM. Will he and Kim Reynolds take responsibility for their disastrous track record? Help us hold them accountable! Follow along at our website, and share using #iafact
Iowa’s legislative session convened today, and Republicans have control of the state Senate, House, and the Governor’s office for the first time in 20 years. Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Speaker Linda Upmeyer, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Dixhave made clear they will implement sweeping far-right reforms that threaten to turn Iowa into the next Kansas or Wisconsin.
Missouri Secretary of State and recent U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander will speak at Progress Iowa’s annual Holiday Party on December 20, along with Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the organizers of Nuns on the Bus. Kander drew national attention with his spirited and creative run against Republican Senator Roy Blunt in the Missouri Senate race, and has emerged as a leading advocate for where progressives should head in the future following the 2016 losses. Campbell has traveled the country advocating for social justice, including at several high profile events in Iowa.