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Extreme 16: Voter Suppression Bill Crushes Competition As Number 1 Seed

March 26th, 2021 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Attacks on working families, women, LGBTQ Iowans, and institutionalizing racism round out this year’s bracket

The votes have been cast and the bracket has been set. This year’s Iowa ‘Extreme 16’ listing the most extreme legislative proposals introduced during the 2021 session is published here. The voter suppression bill dominated the competition as the worst bill, taking the top seed in a field with stiff competition to round out the ‘Extreme 16’ bracket.

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Sen. Grassley Compares Black Lives Matter to Mass Shooting Tragedies

March 24th, 2021 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

At a Judiciary Committee meeting yesterday, Senator Grassley read a prepared opening statement comparing Black Lives Matter demonstrations to the mass shootings that have occurred in the past week. You can watch Senator Grassley’s statement by clicking here.

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Iowans Recognize Eleventh Anniversary of ACA

March 23rd, 2021 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Eleven years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, ensuring a better quality of life for Iowans. The uninsured rate has been cut in half, insurers can no longer deny, drop, or limit your care because of a pre-existing condition, out-of-pocket spending has dropped by double digits, millions of people benefit from tax credits to pay for coverage or no-cost preventive care, women can no longer be charged more than men, and millions of young adults can stay on their parents’ plan until age 26. 

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Elected Officials, Community and Labor Organizations, Faith Leaders Join Effort to Memorialize Iowa COVID-19 Victims

March 11th, 2021 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

More than three dozen elected officials, community and grassroots organizations, labor unions, and more have joined an ongoing effort to memorialize Iowans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Together, this coalition will recognize the more than 5,600 victims with a virtual wall on IowaCovidMemorial.org and memorial events surrounding the one year anniversary of the first Iowa COVID-19 death on March 24, 2021. 

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STATEMENT: Remove President Trump From Office

January 6th, 2021 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

In response to thousands of Trump supporters attacking the United States Capitol, Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa, issued the following statement:

“Today’s riot at the U.S. Capitol was an act of terrorism aimed at undermining our democracy, and spurred on by a President who will be a danger to the American people every moment he remains in office. President Trump cannot be trusted to protect our safety. He has actively encouraged violence and there are still nearly two weeks for him to inflict even more damage.” 

“In order to protect the American people, we are calling on the Vice President and the cabinet to immediately invoke the 25th amendment and remove President Trump from office. In addition, the House of Representatives should also move immediately to impeach the President, and the Senate should swiftly vote to convict and remove him.”

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Reynolds response ‘worse than no mandate’

November 18th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Experts React to Gov. Reynolds Failed Pandemic Response That Differs From CDC Mask Guidance

 Worse than no mandate. Critical loopholes. She fell short. Medical professionals and business owners are reacting to the latest failure on the part of Gov. Kim Reynolds to fight back against the coronavirus pandemic. 

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IOWA EXIT POLL: Iowa Voters Support Progressive Policies

November 12th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa released an exit poll in a briefing sharing Iowans’ top priorities at the ballot box. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows that Iowa voters want more to be done to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and that they support policies such as a dramatic increase in funding for education and increasing the minimum wage.

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EVERY VOICE MUST BE HEARD, AND EVERY VOTE COUNTED

November 3rd, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

A diverse coalition of Iowans are encouraging voter participation today, and calling for every vote cast in this year’s election to be counted so that the voice of every Iowan and American is heard. 

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Health Care is on the Ballot

November 1st, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa and Protect Our Care have released a new health care voter guide for Iowans detailing what’s at stake this election. Several elected officials have misled Iowans, hiding their voting records and positions regarding the Affordable Care Act.

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Poll: Iowans Want To Halt Supreme Court Nomination, Focus On COVID Relief Instead

October 14th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

As President Trump flies toward Iowa for a campaign event with the potential to be a super spreader of COVID-19, fifty-one percent of likely voters in Iowa believe that the Supreme Court nomination process should be put on hold until after the election, and the same number believe that holding today’s event is irresponsible, according to a new poll released today by the advocacy group Progress Iowa. 

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POLL: Voters in Iowa Reject Lawsuit at Heart of Supreme Court Nomination Battle

October 8th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

A new Change Research poll on behalf of Protect Our Care released today shows voters in states with competitive Senate races, including Iowa, overwhelmingly disapprove of the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act — which would rip coverage from more than 20 million Americans, including 227,000 Iowans, and remove protections for more than 135 million people with a pre-existing condition, including 1,288,400 Iowans.

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REPORT: Affordable Care Act Is the Gold Standard for Pre-Existing Condition Protections

October 7th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Protect Our Care released a new report detailing the impact that overturning the Affordable Care Act would have on people with pre-existing conditions. The report comes as Senator Joni Ernst and Senate Republicans work to obscure their records on pre-existing conditions protections by voting for meaningless bills in an effort to falsely reassure voters.

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