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Months after March For Our Lives, local students continue gun control fight

Although school is out for the summer, Students Against School Shootings Iowa (SASS) isn’t taking a break. The Iowa City-based organization was founded in February after 17 people died in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. When a group of City High School students heard that students at South East […]

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Grassley discusses Trump’s trade war, social security, the Supreme Court and more in Iowa City ‘town hall’

On Friday, July 6, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley stopped in Iowa City as part of his commitment to visit all 99 counties in Iowa. Tru Art Color Graphics and Bankers Advertising Company hosted the senator’s town hall meeting in the calendar factory that is the heart of the 122-year-old business; the meeting was in part an opportunity for Grassley to take a tour and see the manufacturing in action. (Full disclosure: This writer also works at BAC, the promotional products distribution wing of the company where the town hall was held.) […]

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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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