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Ai-jen Poo and Mary Kay Henry to speak at Iowa People’s Presidential Forum

By Iris Olivares Right now, Iowans have an enormous amount of power to shape the direction of the future. A lot of people are depending on us Iowans to push the political field to meet the urgency of the moment, including immigrants, young people, workers, women, and people of color. I belong to all of those categories. My undocumented parents brought me to the US when I was eight months old, and Iowa is the only home that I’ve known. I applied to DACA when I was 16, and that’s why I was able to get a job providing long term care to clients in need.My goal was to go to school and become a nurse, but I couldn’t accept the grants I got to go to college because of my legal status. I was caught in a low-paying job that was high stress for me and for my clients and their families who struggled to pay for care. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that two of the country’s most important movement leaders, Mary Kay Henry, the President of SEIU, the largest...

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Exciting referendum vote to watch in Maine

While a lot of folks are watching exciting races around the country, there's a referendum battle going on in Maine to watch.

Maine could be the first state in the country to give seniors and Mainers with disabilities the freedom to live at home with dignity and independence. Read how they're doing it.

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1 quick action to show your support for Iowans with disabilities

Iowans deserve a healthcare system that puts people before corporate profits, and a recent poll shows that residents support doing just that – with increased wages for home healthcare workers and providing payment for family caregivers. That’s why we’ve created a petition calling on our next governor to create a Caregivers Advisory Caucus. The Caucus would be made up of a mixture of Iowans who receive home care, those who directly provide that care, and those that direct the way care is delivered. Add your name: Sign the petition calling for a Caregivers Advisory Caucus The new Caregivers Advisory Caucus will shape the future of healthcare policy in Iowa, with an emphasis on long term care for seniors and people with disabilities. And the people of Iowa agere with us. A poll released last week by Iowa CCI and Caring Across Generations found that Iowans support increasing homecare worker wages and providing payment for family caregivers.  Additionally, a majority of...

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