06 Mar 2014 (08:05 AM) — Student loan debt has reached a crisis point: more than 40 million Americans are more than $1.2 trillion in debt. Thousands of students work hard and go to college in Iowa every year. They shouldn't be at a disadvantage because they're buried in debt, and we hope every Iowan will stand together in calling for affordable and accessible higher education.
05 Mar 2014 (02:18 PM) — A new report shows that more than 28,000 Iowans would no longer need food stamps if the minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour. The federal government would also save $44 million per year on savings in Iowa.
19 Feb 2014 (09:47 AM) — A report released today by the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) and Progress Iowa examines the impact of a minimum wage increase in Iowa and across the country. 'Iowa Deserves a Raise' highlights research indicating that an increase in the minimum wage would bolster the economy by creating additional spending power for working class families across the state.
14 Feb 2014 (10:42 AM) — "The Republicans who run your Iowa House say they won’t approve public school funding for the 2015-2016 school year, even though the law requires it.” What has the House of Distractions been doing, if not following the law and funding our schools?
12 Feb 2014 (09:29 AM) — Last night the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass House File 2175, banning the use of telemedicine delivery systems for medication abortion. Their vote would restrict access to health care and allow the state government to make health care decisions for women and their families. The bill now heads to the Senate, where it is not expected to pass.