Tag Archives: Progressive

An Interview With Jack Schuler, Candidate for Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party

  By Crystal Defatte   I spoke with Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party candidate Jack Schuler to learn more about who he is, his analysis of what went wrong, and how he plans to help fix it.   CD: Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview, I know there is quite a lot our readers would

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LTE: Dear Representative Kauffman…

Dear Representative Kauffman, You and I have only met in passing once or twice, so I will not presume to know your motives in putting forth what you termed your “Suck it up, buttercup” legislation, which press reports say you plan to introduce when the legislature returns in January.  What I can tell you, though, is that the proposal is

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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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My Take

By: Ingrid Olson Here is my take: The DNC failed the Democratic Party. I am going to piss off some of the elite but I’ve been doing that for a year so I’ll gladly take it. Since Bernie Sanders came on the scene, and I mean the 2016 scene, his supporters were treated like idiots and crap. I’d known of

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Why the Feminist Movement Needs the Progressive Movement: Moving Beyond “White Feminism”

By Crystal Defatte Feminism is defined by Merriam-Webster as 1) the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities and as 2) organized activity in support of women’s rights and interests.  The history of feminism in this country goes back to a time when women were involved in politics and fighting for progressive causes long before we

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Why the Feminist Movement Needs the Progressive Movement: Moving Beyond "White Feminism"

By Crystal Defatte Feminism is defined by Merriam-Webster as 1) the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities and as 2) organized activity in support of women’s rights and interests.  The history of feminism in this country goes back to a time when women were involved in politics and fighting for progressive causes long before we

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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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A Trip to Standing Rock

By Crystal Defatte   For our continuing coverage of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), I spoke with Jess Mazour, a community organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, about her recent trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s camp set up in opposition to the DAPL.   CD:  Thank you so much for agreeing to the interview.

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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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Jill is My Bernie Now

Disclaimer:  PVI does not endorse any single candidate or party. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of PVI or other authors. By: Chris Laursen, State Coordinator for Jill Stein for President So,do you call yourself a “progressive”? If you plan on voting for Hillary Clinton this November then you are not progressing.

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