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Cast Announcement: Reynolds Pamphlet

July 12th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

REYNOLDS PAMPHLET PRODUCTION DATES: TUESDAY, JULY 24 & SUNDAY, JULY 29 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Progress Iowa today announced the cast of their Reynolds Pamphlet production, an adaption of Hamilton that will parody and pillory the administration of Governor Kim Reynolds in addition to local and national conservatives, along with vignettes from policy experts and organizational leaders.

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Iowans tell Grassley: No SCOTUS Nomination Until Russia Investigation Complete

June 28th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa
Iowans are speaking out in reaction to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and calling on Senator Grassley to stop any nomination from moving forward until the investigation of President Trump is complete. Less than twenty four hours after Justice Kennedy’s announcement, Iowans are organizing at a grassroots effort with petitions and rallies to prevent a President who is under investigation for obstruction and collusion from being able to appoint his replacement.

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Rise Up: Fight Against Child Imprisonment

June 20th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

It’s easy to feel powerless when each day brings more and more horrific stories about the parents and children who are detained while peacefully seeking asylum. But there is something you can do to help.
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2018 LGBTQ Media Guide Released In Recognition of Pride Month

June 8th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Local and national organizations released the annual Iowa LGBTQ Media Guide today, to provide accurate information and encourage appropriate representation of the LGBTQ community in the media. One Iowa, Transformations Iowa, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, GLAAD, and Progress Iowa jointly released the guide, which can be viewed by clicking here.
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Tuesday June 5: Resist. Persist. Vote.

May 31st, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

We have marched. Called. Emailed. Knocked on doors. You have joined thousands at town halls, legislative coffees, and public hearings, all to stand up against conservatives from D.C. to Des Moines who are determined to take us backward.
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Veterans Call Out Iowa Republicans

May 25th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

An open letter to Members of Congress David Young, Rod Blum, and Steve King:

As veterans we took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, just as you did when you became Members of Congress. Our efforts to safeguard this country and provide support for our military demands that the wealthiest in our country pay their fair share in taxes. Your votes for tax giveaways to the wealthy and corporations undermines not only our long term ability to protect our country, it degrades the quality of life for every citizen by undercutting public schools and programs.
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Progress Iowa To Produce Hamilton Parody “Reynolds Pamphlet”

May 22nd, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa will call on Iowans to rise up and not throw away their shot with a production of Reynolds Pamphlet, an adaption of Hamilton announced today and scheduled for two performances in late July, just after Hamilton’s run in Des Moines.
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Kim Reynolds Tweeted About Teachers and Iowans Were Not Having It

May 9th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

This week, Kim Reynolds tweeted out her support of Iowa teachers, and Iowans who remember what she and Branstad did to teachers were not having it.

 

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‘Lockdown’ released to call attention to gun violence in Iowa

April 19th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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.

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REPORT: The Cautionary Tale of Gun Violence in Iowa

April 4th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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. 

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POLL: Voters in IA-1 disapprove of GOP tax plan, Blum, Trump

April 2nd, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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.
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