A survey conducted by a group of universities that includes Harvard, Northwestern and Rutgers found that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has the lowest approval rating among her constituents when asked whether they approve of the way she is handling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Only 28 percent of Iowans approve of the Governor’s handling of the pandemic, which has infected more than 43,000 and killed more than 850 in Iowa.(more…)
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.(more…)
In advance of the Vice President’s visit to Iowa on Friday, a number of Iowans expressed their concern about his travel to our state and the message it sends while cases of COVID-19 are still on the rise.(more…)
Progress Iowa today launched a new website for Iowans to ask questions and express their concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
AskAshton.org will direct Iowans to contact Ashton Kutcher, who according to Gov. Reynolds, has influenced her decisions more effectively than experts at the University of Iowa.(more…)
Recent polling shows that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. No matter how many times Trump lies about his response, the American people see the truth about his failed response. Now, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents are concerned that Trump is going to keep ignoring the advice of experts and lift restrictions too quickly.(more…)
Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Iowa earning an ‘F’ rating from the Unacast social distancing scorecard, one of only five states to earn the lowest rating possible:(more…)
Progress Iowa today delivered the signatures of more than two thousand Iowans calling on Governor Kim Reynolds to issue a shelter in place order for the state of Iowa in an effort to limit the number of COVID-19 cases across the state and country. Just last night, President Trump’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he doesn’t understand why every state hasn’t issued this kind of order, and on Friday morning the Iowa Board of Medicine voted unanimously to recommend a shelter in place order.(more…)
Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds calling on sick workers to stay home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, despite there being no requirement that employers offer paid sick leave:
Tax March Iowa Press Conference Calling for Repeal of GOP Tax Scam
Sponsored by Tax March Iowa
Friday, January 31 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM(more…)
Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ condition of the state address today:
“Governor Reynolds continues to push snake oil solutions at the expense of Iowa families. Today she promoted an income tax cut that would be paid for in large part by raising the sales tax, which hits hardest on working families.
The Governor just doesn’t get it. Iowans are happy to pay our fair share for our schools, roads, health care, and clean drinking water, but we are disappointed and fed up with her raising taxes on hardworking Iowans while cutting taxes for the wealthy and giving away hundreds of millions to companies like Apple and Facebook.
We need to invest in each other, in our public services, and the only way we can sustain those investments over the long term is for corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share. Unfortunately Governor Reynolds’ priorities are backwards and out of line with Iowa values.”
Progress Iowa today announced the three finalists for the First In The Nation Film Festival, which called for short films focused on progressive issues. The winner will be announced at a screening of the three films on Monday, January 13th, at FilmScene in Iowa City. As part of the program, a panel discussion including the filmmakers will immediately follow the screening of the films.
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:(more…)