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Forums for the Week of January 19 – 26, 2018

January 19th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Arlington

Legislative Forum – Arlington

Bettendorf

Legislative Luncheon – Bettendorf
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An Open Letter to the DNC from Progressive Leaders

January 18th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic has joined 18 other progressive leaders across the country to implore the DNC to stand up for reproductive rights at a time when they are willing to compromise on them.
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NEW POLL: Iowans Reject Republican Tax Cuts, Overwhelmingly Support Public Services

January 8th, 2018 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

A new poll released today shows strong support for public services in Iowa and opposition to tax cuts and privatization, demonstrating a rejection of the extreme conservative agenda being promoted by Governor Reynolds and Republicans in the state legislature.
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Iowans Call on Governor, Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage

January 4th, 2018 - Posted By: Lauren McElmeel

Iowans today called on Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Legislature to raise the minimum wage during the upcoming legislative session. The Iowa minimum wage was last raised in 2008, and has remained at $7.25 since that time. A petition contacting Iowa’s elected officials can be found by clicking here: http://progia.us/raisethewage

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Senator Grassley ‘Rubber Stamp’ For Trump Judicial Nominees

November 29th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Des Moines — Local and national organizations today launched a petition drive, encouraging Iowans and Americans to demand that Senator Grassley stop politicizing the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair, and to provide true oversight to President Trump’s judicial nominees instead of acting as a rubber stamp.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to Headline Progress Iowa Holiday Party

November 20th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will headline Progress Iowa’s fifth annual Holiday Party on December 19th. Mayor de Blasio will focus his remarks on the future of the progressive movement and the effort to resist the conservative agenda being enacted across the country. In addition, Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen and House Democratic Leader Mark Smith will speak at the event.
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The Truth About Vouchers

November 17th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

National Education Week is being recognized across the country, in support of strong public schools. Our public schools are at the foundation of what makes Iowa strong, and we deserve to know when that foundation is being threatened. Iowans deserve to know the truth about vouchers, both nationally and here in Iowa.
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25 Ways Iowa Republicans Voted Against Veterans

November 10th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

2017 legislative session included Republican votes against veterans’ rights as workers, access to quality health care, and more

Progress Iowa today released a new research report, 25 Ways Iowa Republicans voted against veterans. The report examines votes cast during the 2017 Iowa legislative session, and the impact those votes had on Iowa veterans.
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REPORT: Iowa’s Student Loan Debt Reaches More Than $13 Billion

November 2nd, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowa’s total student loan debt balance was $13.08 billion as of 2016, according to recently released figures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), while Iowa ranks 15th worst in the nation for student debt with an average of $29,574 per graduate, and two thirds of Iowa students taking loans. The U.S. Dept. of Education also found that students in Iowa default on their loans at a higher rate than the national average.
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Reynolds Should Apologize For Supporting Social Media Troll Trump, Calling Constituents Unhinged

November 1st, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ longing for civil discourse after she was criticized for calling all liberal constituents unhinged, after a social media troll commented about her family on Facebook:
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Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Support Unions In Recertification Vote

October 25th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowa’s working families sent a clear message to Governor Reynolds and the Republican-controlled legislature today: we are not letting you take our unions away from us.

Iowans owe a thank you to every labor union who organized and turned out workers to vote in these elections, because when unions are strong, Iowa is much stronger.
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REPORT: Republican Tax Giveaways Devastate Iowa Families

October 25th, 2017 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

A new 50-state report released by the Senate Democratic Policy & Communication Committee (DPCC) found that Congressional Republicans’ and Donald Trump’s tax plan is yet another tax giveaway for the wealthy for which vulnerable working families across the country will pay.
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