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Trump Knew Severity Of COVID-19 While Ernst Mocked It

September 9th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Senator Ernst owes Iowans an explanation and apology

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to recordings released today of President Trump saying that COVID-19 “is deadly stuff” on February 7th, while Senator Joni Ernst was mocking the disease more than three weeks later at a private event, on February 29th:

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Iowa Surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths

August 19th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Corruption, dishonesty, mismanagement led to tragic and unnecessary deaths; At current pace, COVID-19 could trail only heart disease and cancer for cause of death in Iowa

Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Iowa surpassing 1,000 deaths from COVID-19:

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Once Again, Senator Ernst And Senate GOP Skip Town As Americans Lose Their Jobs, Get Sick And Die

August 14th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

On Thursday, Senator Ernst and her colleagues adjourned the Senate—choosing to go home until September while American families suffer the crushing economic impacts of Donald Trump’s failed coronavirus pandemic response. 

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What is Gov. Reynolds Waiting For?

August 13th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Reynolds should be laser focused on recovery, not Pence’s political visit

Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement calling on Gov. Kim Reynolds to demand a Presidential Disaster Declaration and as much federal assistance as possible following Monday’s derecho storm:

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Katie Porter To Keynote 6th Annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed

August 10th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Virtual Corn Feed will take place Wednesday, September 2nd, free to attend, and feature U.S. Rep. Porter, former Missouri Secretary of State and Let America Vote founder Jason Kander, End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller, Iowa Rep. Ras Smith, and more

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Only 28 Percent Approve Of Gov. Reynolds’ COVID Response

July 30th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Reynolds Has Lowest Approval Rating On Pandemic Among Any Governor

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. 

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IOWA LGBTQ MEDIA GUIDE RELEASED IN RECOGNITION OF PRIDE MONTH

June 4th, 2020 - 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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Iowans Tell Pence: Stay In Washington

May 7th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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. 

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Ignored by Gov. Reynolds, Iowans Can Now #AskAshton

April 30th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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. 

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Polling: Americans Do Not Trust Trump On Coronavirus, Are Worried States Will End Social Distancing Too Soon

April 20th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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. 

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REPORT: Iowa Rated ‘F’ For Social Distancing

April 5th, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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:

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More than 2,200 Iowans petition Gov. Reynolds to issue shelter in place order

April 3rd, 2020 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

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. 

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