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Progress Iowa announces speakers for annual holiday party

November 29th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Newly elected U.S. Reps. Axne & Finkenauer to join national progressive leaders at 6th annual event

The sixth annual Progress Iowa Holiday Party will feature a number of national progressive leaders and potential Presidential candidates delivering keynote addresses, the organization announced today. Newly elected U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer will address the crowd, along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, U.S. Rep. and Iowa native Eric Swalwell, and entrepreneur and presidential candidate Andrew Yang will all speak at this year’s event, to be held Thursday, December 20th in Des Moines.
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MUST-TRY: Fact-Filled Progressive Pie Recipe

November 20th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

This week families and friends will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. It should be a relaxing time. But, for a lot of us, there are dreaded political conversations on the menu. Thankfully we’re here to help you navigate them. We even have an email hotline for you. Just write to [email protected] and we’ll be there with sound advice!
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EXIT POLL: Iowa voters support progressive policies

November 8th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

New exit polling released today shows that Iowans who voted in this year’s election support a wide variety of policies including a return of state-run Medicaid, dramatically increased education funding, and support of rights for workers. Click here to read the entire poll.
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Progress Iowa Launches IowaVotesEarly.com

October 8th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Website Provides Resource Available In English And Spanish For Voters Who Want To Cast Their Vote Early

A new resource for early voting was launched by Progress Iowa today, at IowaVotesEarly.com, providing Iowans who want to vote early an easy to use site where they can find the closest voting location. Iowans can vote in person at their county auditor’s office and at satellite voting locations, as well as by voting by mail with an absentee ballot. Information is provided in both English and Spanish, and the site will be updated as more early voting sites are confirmed.

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Are you registered to vote?

September 25th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

It’s National Voter Registration Day (yay!) and with less than 50 days until Election Day, the clock is ticking.

It’s no secret that these midterm elections are going to be crucial in getting our country back on track and it’s going to take each and every one of us to win in November.
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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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