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Cathy Glasson formally kicks off gubernatorial campaign, vowing to fight for everyday Iowans

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns. The announcement kicked off a Day of Action, with volunteers striking out in those towns to knock on doors on behalf of her campaign. […]

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Bernie Sanders will speak at the Iowa CCI Action Fund convention on Saturday

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) annual convention at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power,” and the convention will feature workshops on organizing and building successful movements to put “people before profits, communities before corporations.” […]

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Three programs for sexual and domestic violence survivors defunded

Three programs have been defunded among other cuts to services for individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence following the Iowa Legislature’s decision to decrease funding for victim services by 26 percent. Additional funding cuts at the federal level also contributed to the shortfall. […]

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This week in political activism: April 4-9

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Celebrate fifty years since Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam speech Community Reading of Martin Luther King Speech Ped Mall Between Clinton & Linn St — Tuesday, […]

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Bill that would enforce state minimum wage passes senate, heads to Branstad’s desk

The Iowa state senate voted Monday to approve House File 295, a bill that takes authority from counties and cities and gives it to the state in several areas, including setting a minimum wage. […]

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This week in political activism: March 27-April 2

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Let members of congress know how you feel about the Trump agenda #ResistTrumpTuesdays Rally & Office Visit 111 7th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids — Tuesday, March […]

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