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What is Joni Ernst hiding?

December 6th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the breaking news that a political action committee created by Senator Joni Ernst’s political aides have worked closely with her to raise funds in support of her reelection, potentially in violation of the law:

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REPORT: Ernst refuses to protect domestic violence survivors

November 27th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa released a report today, detailing the failure of Senator Joni Ernst to protect domestic violence survivors in Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. Ernst’s legislation comes months after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a VAWA reauthorization bill in April.

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Fact Check Confirms: Ernst Voted Against Iowa Veterans

November 25th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

The Cedar Rapids Gazette has independently fact checked Progress Iowa’s claims that Senator Joni Ernst voted to take health coverage away from 8,295 Iowa veterans with her four votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Gazette’s fact check rated Progress Iowa’s video an A, the highest grade possible. Click here to watch the video, Joni Ernst Votes Against Veterans’ Health Care.

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BREAKING: Ernst amont 10 most unpopular Senators

October 17th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Ernst’s approval dropped by more than any other Senator — only 39 percent of Iowans approve of the job Ernst is doing

After a series of tough town hall appearances facing questions about health care and impeachment, Senator Joni Ernst is reeling in a new poll of Iowa voters that shows she’s among the 10 most unpopular Senators in the country.

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It’s Time To Impeach The President

September 24th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Trump’s abuse of power and corruption demand accountability

Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that the United States House of Representatives will move ahead with an official impeachment inquiry:

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Iowans Declare September Labor Union Appreciation Month

August 29th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowans are speaking out in support of recognizing September as Labor Union Appreciation Month. More than sixty elected officials, organizations, and businesses have signed on to the effort at ThankAUnion.com.

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Grassley, Holt must cancel “Sweet Freedom Celebration & Gun Shoot” fundraiser

August 5th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

While the nation grieves in response to two mass shootings with dozens of victims, today at 4:00 PM Iowa Representative Steve Holt (R-Denison) will host the 7th annual “Sweet Freedom Celebration & Gun Shoot” fundraiser for his campaign. Announced participants include U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Bob Vander Plaats, the President of the Family Leader which is the state affiliate of an LGBTQ hate group, and Caitlyn Dixson, the director of Iowa Right to Life. 

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Tupac Friday Playlist

July 18th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Far too many Iowans are “trapped” in the Medicaid Mess created by Governors Terry Branstad and Kim Reynolds, and left behind by Jerry Foxhoven, the recently-fired director of Iowa’s Department of Human Services, responsible for running the program.

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Trump gets his day in court to destroy health care

July 8th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Tomorrow, oral arguments in the case Texas v. United States – a lawsuit brought by President Trump and 19 Republican governors or attorneys general to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional – start in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

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10 Presidential Candidates Confirmed For Progress Iowa Corn Feed

June 13th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa announced today that Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Congressman Seth Moulton, and Governor John Hickenlooper will attend and speak at the 5th annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed on Sunday, July 14th at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Cindy Axne Leads Fight to Protect Health Care for Iowans

June 7th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

As Trump and Republicans in Congress continue their relentless war on health care and work to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, advocates from across Iowa spoke out on a call to highlight how House Democrats are fighting back. Congresswoman Cindy Axne detailed Democrats’ efforts to deliver affordable, improved health care to all Americans on a conference call earlier today.

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Iowa LGBTQ Media Guide Released in Recognition of Pride Month

June 5th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Local and national organizations released their 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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