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Progressive Turnout Project Seeks Field Representatives

Progressive Turnout Project seeks applicants for Field Representative roles in targeted races across the country. This is a great entry-level position for people of all backgrounds who have a passion for politics. Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. There are no formal education

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Iowa Democratic Party's State Central Committee Votes On When to Hold IDP Leadership Vote

By Crystal Defatte The Iowa State Central Committee held a telephonic meeting on November 17th to determine when the vote for Party leadership would take place.  The meeting began at 7:00 pm and after a quick roll call a motion was made by Bill Brauch and seconded to have the vote take place during a State Central Committee meeting in

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Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee Votes On When to Hold IDP Leadership Vote

By Crystal Defatte The Iowa State Central Committee held a telephonic meeting on November 17th to determine when the vote for Party leadership would take place.  The meeting began at 7:00 pm and after a quick roll call a motion was made by Bill Brauch and seconded to have the vote take place during a State Central Committee meeting in

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First They Came for the Others: Why All Americans Need to Fight to Keep Trump in Check

By Crystal Defatte We are living in a time of turmoil since the election.  Protests have sprung up in every major city and a few smaller ones too.  Those protesting are doing so because they are afraid for the rights and safety of women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, religious minorities, and just about everyone who isn’t a

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Weaver Endorsements Just Keep Coming

Kim Weaver, Democratic Nominee for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, was endorsed Thursday, October 27th, by the Des Moines Register. In their editorial, the Register drew a stark contrast between the candidates. “King has earned a reputation for being one of the least-effective members of Congress. In seven terms in Washington, not one of the bills he’s introduced have ever made it out

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Former Presidential Candidate to Campaign with Kim Weaver

On Saturday, October 22nd, former presidential candidate and Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, will campaign with 4th District progressive Congressional candidate, Kim Weaver, in Ames. Weaver and O’Malley will be at the campaign headquarters of the Story County Democrats at 104 Kellogg, from 11:30a to 12:15p, where they’ll meet with local volunteers and campaign staff, as well as answer questions from

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UPDATE: Kim Weaver Responds to Trump's Admission of Sexual Assault

“…what he admitted to doing was criminal. It is not, as he called it, locker room banter. It is sexual assault. Period.” On Saturday, October 8th, Kim Weaver, candidate for Iowa’s forth congressional district seat, released the following statement in its entirety: “Last night, while attending an event, a friend asked me if I had read what Donald Trump said

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UPDATE: Kim Weaver Responds to Trump’s Admission of Sexual Assault

“…what he admitted to doing was criminal. It is not, as he called it, locker room banter. It is sexual assault. Period.” On Saturday, October 8th, Kim Weaver, candidate for Iowa’s forth congressional district seat, released the following statement in its entirety: “Last night, while attending an event, a friend asked me if I had read what Donald Trump said

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Justin Knight Receives Highlight From IDP Progressive Caucus.

Justin Knight, candidate for Iowa House District 25, was highlighted by the Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus in a press release written by Caucus Chair Jason Frerich. The release was received by Progressive Voices of Iowa on Tuesday morning. The following is the press release in full: The Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus is proud to highlight the candidacy of

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Progressives Step Up to Challenge Polk County Incumbents in Write In Effort

“…the idea that we can’t convert a stable Democratic majority on the County Board into a $15 minimum wage for all workers is outrageous”. -Jonathan Neiderbach Progressives Jonathan Neiderbach and Dylan Funk, in light of the recent handling of the minimum wage ordinance, have stepped up to challenge incumbent Polk County Supervisors Robert Brownell and Steve Van Oort. Both Republican

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