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Resist. Persist. Repeat. 7 Ways to Fight Back.

April 21st, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowans have been speaking out, attending forums, town halls, and the capitol in record numbers this year. The legislative session has ended, but the fight to return Iowa to its progressive roots is just beginning. Bookmark this page > below are seven ways to stay involved for the remainder of 2017, and we will make updates as often as possible. If you have a tip for what should be included, click here to email us. Thank you!

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Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

April 4th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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Equal pay for equal work. It might sound like common sense, but unfortunately it’s far from reality.

The figures on equal pay are daunting. Women make just 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau. African American and Hispanic women are even further behind, making just 63 and 54 cents, respectively. And unfortunately, Iowa lags behind even those disappointing numbers. Women in our state make less than 77 cents on the dollar for what a man earns. Women and our families are being shortchanged thousands of dollars a year and hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime.

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Speaker Upmeyer Lied to Constituents at Legislative Forum

March 28th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa


Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer attended a legislative forum last week in Clear Lake, and answered a constituent’s question about who was involved with creating the legislation that stripped away collective bargaining rights earlier this legislative session. Upmeyer specifically referenced that AFSCME Council 61 had a seat at the table.

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