Progress Iowa today released a new video highlighting the need to enact common sense gun laws in Iowa. The advertisement, entitled Lockdown, shows a text message conversation between a parent and student during an active shooter threat, and closes by calling people to action by texting SAFEIOWA to 30644. Progress Iowa consulted Iowa students while developing the ad, as well as pulling from real-life examples from school shootings.
A report released today by the Center for American Progress and Progress Iowa offers new insights into the efforts to prevent gun violence in Iowa, and how those efforts are falling short. Despite strong state gun laws and among the lowest gun death rates in the nation, Iowa has begun to slide in its gun violence prevention work, its leaders systematically weakening the state’s gun laws and threatening to undo much of the progress previously made on the issue.
Voters in Iowa’s first congressional district disapprove of the Republican tax plan, Congressman Rod Blum, Speaker Paul Ryan, and President Donald Trump by wide margins, according to new polling released today.