Category Archives: Call to Action

Iowa Students Lead In Nationwide Fight For Tuition Free College

AMES — ​Iowa Student Action​ and our allies will send a message on Monday October 15th at Iowa State University that education is a human right, not just a luxury​ ​for the rich and powerful. Over 75 students will gather to participate in a direct action on Iowa State, disrupting business as usual. 13 Students will risk arrest. Students will

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Vote Today: Progressive Freese Makes Move for Vacated Seat

A special election to replaced disgraced Republican Senator Bill Dix is now underway in Senate District 25 and progressive candidate Tracy Freese has that seat in her sights. A small business owner with a strong duty to the community, Freese intends to bring a new, fresh perspective to Iowa’s government rather than the “stale, pale, and male” that has been

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From the Desk of the Editor: Measure A is Not the Way

By: Brian McLain Over the past several weeks a campaign funded by big money donors and developers to push a one-cent sales tax increase across Polk County has ramped up through town halls to social media. In these ads and Q&As, officials and colored graphics trot out promised benefits throughout the county, from potholes, to emergency responders, to property tax relief in the

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Call to Action: Funeral Vigils Planned at Ernst Offices

What: Funeral Vigil for Gun Violence Victims – Office of Joni Ernst When: Thursday, February 22 from 1 PM – 2 PM Where: 733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 201 West Second Street, Suite 806, Davenport, IA 52801 111 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite 480, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 194 Federal Building, 320 Sixth Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 221

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Stop Buying From NRA backed Businesses!

Are you looking for a way to slow the flow of NRA funds into the campaign coffers! Then Stop Buying From NRA backed Businesses! The following post includes a tool that identifies businesses that support the NRA! Use it! https://jtwb768blog.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/stop-buying-from-nra-backed-businesses/ — Read on jtwb768blog.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/stop-buying-from-nra-backed-businesses/

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URGENT: Iowa Senate to Vote on Repeal of Gun Permit Requirements

What: Iowa S 2106: Background check repeal and permitless carry Who: Iowa Senate Judiciary Room 22 When: Today at 2:00 pm How: Find and contact Senate Judiciary members or call 515-281-3371 Not even 24 house after seventeen Florida students were gunned down in the state’s 14th school shooting in 8 years, a bill to emulate Florida’s lax gun policies is to

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Women’s March Returns to Roar Even Louder in 2018

This weekend will mark the anniversary of the historic Women’s March of 2017. And they’re inviting everyone back to the Iowa State Capitol this Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:30 AM, to roar even louder and let Kim Reynolds and company know their days in office are numbered. “We will be uniting again with other grassroots groups to celebrate the spirit of resistance,

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Call To Action: Protest Planned in Ames Against Anti-Muslim Event

Indivisible Iowa has issued an urgent call to action to confront an event sponsored by the Republican Women of Central Iowa featuring an anti-Muslim speaker by the name of Dr. Stephen M. Kirby on Tuesday, January 16th at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames. Kirby has a long history of spreading fear mongering misinformation regarding the Islamic religion,

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CCI to Host Farming and Environmental Forum

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will be hosting a Farming and Environmental Forum this Saturday, January 6th from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event will host a panel of agricultural and environmental experts such as Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe, organic farmer and agronomy expert Francis Thicke, expert in sustainable agriculture

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Call to Action: Break the Internet Before the FCC Does

Time is running out: The FCC will vote on Pai’s proposal on Dec. 14. Join the millions who have already spoken out against it. Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data

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