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Announcing new speaker: Tobita Chow

We’re excited to announce our newest feature speaker, Tobita Chow, a co-author of The Movement We Need: Think Strategically, Act Strategically, a daring guide on how grassroots strategies can reshape broken systems. Tobita Chow isn’t afraid of taking bold risks and pushing the envelope to create people-led movements that confront and challenge the status quo. In fact, Tobita knows it’s the only way to create lasting change.   He is the chair of The People’s Lobby, a grassroots political organization that supports public policies and candidates that put the needs of people and the planet first and co-founder of the “Moral Mondays Illinois” campaign. He’ll talk about moving beyond exposing injustice and acting to reshape a society that is morally and economically just. Tobita is also a masters of divinity student  at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He has been organizing on the South Side of Chicago since 2009 focusing on changing...

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Billboard to Iowans: Dump Trump!

Grassroots activists and Iowa CCI Action Fund are bringing a simple message to Iowans in Des Moines on Friday in the form of a billboard that reads “Iowans Deserve Better: Dump Trump”. The billboard comes on the heels of the Republican presidential nominee’s visit and similar billboard in Cedar Rapids last week and in advance of his visit to Des Moines. The electronic billboard will run all day Friday beginning at midnight, and is located at the intersection of Fleur and McKinley facing south toward the Des Moines International Airport. “The easiest thing to say is that Iowans deserve better,” said Jordan Sellergren with People Not Billionaires that led the crowd funding effort to bring the billboard to Des Moines.“It’s important to speak out against those fanning the flames of hate and divisiveness. We as a state, and as a country, really just deserve much better.” “Trump’s rhetoric of hate, fear, violence and racism have dangerous consequences for...

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Why Pat and Kenn love Convention

Why Pat and Kenn love Convention

Knowledge, inspiration, hope...

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2016 Convention Feature: Larry Cohen

"We are ready to stand up and fight back."

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2016 Convention Feature: Les Leopold

He's an expert on how to win our day to day battles for justice and democracy....

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TPP back from the dead??

TPP back from the dead??

Just when you thought this issue was laid to rest, establishment politicians and their corporate cronies are trying to shove the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal through this fall.

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Story County Progressive Pledge

As a delegate or alternate who plans to attend the Story County Democratic Convention...

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2016 Convention Feature: Food and Water Watch

Clean Water Fight experts are comin'...

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