A list of bills - both good and bad - that did not survive the first legislative funnel.read more
Iowa workers are falling behind while lawmakers drag their feet on raising the state's minimum wage. A new report shows that Iowa workers need close to $15/hr just to make ends meet, lining up with the national "Fight for $15" movement spreading across the country.read more
As a result of the funnel, both good and bad bills we've been tracking have been stopped. Check out the details here.read more
On Tuesday, September 17th, Director of TakeAction Minnesota Dan McGrath payed a visit to Iowa. Dan is a powerful speaker with years of experience building people power; he visited Des Moines to help us secure more wins at the Statehouse, and advance our “People-First” agenda. Over 50 Iowans packed the CCI statewide headquarters. Here’s the lessons our members loved the most: 1. Politics and elections will either happen to you – or by you. Sitting out of the game means you are letting corporations call the shots for you. It’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. 2. No political party will move your agenda for you. As an independent political force, we must hold decision-makers accountable – regardless of their political party. Legislators that know they were elected by an engaged electorate will view the issues you care about from a different frame of reference than those that were elected simply along party lines. 3. What’s...read more
In a flurry of last minute activity, the Iowa legislature passed a compromise to expand Medicaid coverage to over 100,000 Iowans.
This could be a very crucial step in the right direction... if we get it right.