Kicking off the legislative session

Kicking off the session right

More than 200 everyday Iowans joined us at the Statehouse on January 14th to kick off the legislative session right at A People First Iowa: 2014 Rally and Lobby Day and deliver our own powerful message countering Branstad’s corporate agenda; the time is now to put people first in Iowa!

Here’s a snapshot of what we did:

    • We “welcomed” Governor Branstad to his annual Condition of the State Address. Everyday Iowans lined the halls shoulder-to-shoulder – where chants of Put People First! rang louder than Branstad’s speech. Branstad was there to tell Iowans “Iowa is working”; we were there, hundreds strong, to ask Branstad – working for who?
    • Met face-to-face with key legislators and committee chairs to push for our people-first vision for Iowa – an Iowa where the minimum wage is liveable, corporations pay their fair share, clean water is the norm, and government works for us.
    • The day wrapped up with an exciting forum with Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch; members held his feet to the fire to ensure we’ve got a candidate that understands the fight against factory farms and for clean water.


Check out photos from the day here, a review of the day as told by attendees here, and statewide press coverage and a powerful video here.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the legislative session warms up; the stakes are high, but we’re geared up to fight for the Iowa we want to see.

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