Category Archives: Activism

Call to Action: Voter ID Hearing; Speak Out!

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is holding a public hearing about the new Voter ID (voter suppression) law passed by Iowa House Republicans and Iowa Senate Republicans. Pate’s office did not publish information about the hearing online, but Bleeding Heartland found the hearing and posted about it. Iowans should be very concerned with not only the law itself which is designed to decrease voter participation

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Call To Action: Local Des Moines Groups, Businesses Call on Tyson Foods to Cut Pollution

Des Moines will officially join the nation-wide campaign to hold America’s largest meat company accountable for the widespread water pollution affecting states from the Heartland to the Gulf of Mexico on Oct 11. Twenty groups that represent Iowa’s business, agricultural, and environmental communities will be releasing a letter calling on the CEO of Tyson Foods to fulfill his sustainability promises by

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Services Scheduled for Scott Galindez

Our Revolution Central Iowa has posted details for services scheduled for Scott Galindez, a Progressive activist, and journalist who passed away from kidney failure after being denied coverage by his insurance company for a transplant. Again we offer our deepest condolences to Scott’s friends and family during this time. There has been a tremendous outpouring of grief and outrage over

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In Memoriam: Progressive Activist and Journalist, Scott Galindez

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we announce the passing of a member of our PVI family. Scott Galindez was a fiery activist, advocate, and journalist who fought with everything he had for what he believed. He was a talented video editor and organizer. He was a fantastic writer and a passionately fought against the very

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Let’s Stop Pretending We Aren’t Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Let's Stop Pretending We Aren't Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Live Blog: Afternoon Session of Revolution Iowa

by Jason Frerichs The afternoon session is about to get started.  This is the session where Bernie Sanders is speaking.  The first speaker of the afternoon session is Misty Rebik.  Action Changes Things.  She has the crowd on its feet and is talking about how the political revolution works.  Misty said that it works by engaging our neighbors.  She says

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