Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

King at it again – Steve King: Illegal immigrants responsible for deaths of thousands of Americans

Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King said at a rally in Nebraska Friday that thousands of Americans have been killed by people who are in the United States illegally. King said a former immigration official once told him the number of deaths … Continue reading

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Iowa Residents Petition Members of Congress to End Political “Hunger Games” in Response to Proposed SNAP Cuts

  Don’t Take Food from Kids While Protecting Corporate Tax Loopholes Des Moines, Iowa  – Iowa Citizen Action Network delivered a petition to US Representative Tom Latham’s Des Moines office today on behalf of nearly 200 Iowans including: anti-hunger advocates, … Continue reading

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More from the Iowa Policy Project

So, in the same week we receive fresh evidence that recovery from hard times has not come quickly in the years following the Great Recession, the U.S. House is considering severe cuts to nutrition assistance through the SNAP program. It’s … Continue reading

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The State of Working Iowa 2013

The Iowa Policy Project Colin Gordon For the past six years, our assessment of the State of Working Iowa has been shaped by background conditions of the Great Recession and the not-so great recovery. Iowa was spared the brunt of … Continue reading

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At Doorstep to ACA Implementation, Iowa Sees Decade Drop in Coverage

By Iowa Fiscal Partnership 9/17/13 Census: 1 in 9 Lack Health Insurance in 2011-12 PDF of this release, 2 pages IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the nation prepares for the 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a steep recession … Continue reading

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It’s time to expand Social Security, not cut it

It’s time to expand Social Security, not cut it. When the chained CPI was proposed, you took action by standing up and speaking out—signing petitions, sending emails, making phone calls and organizing Human Chains against the Chained CPI. Thanks to you, our allies … Continue reading

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Food Bank of Siouxland honors NW Iowa Labor Council with “Legacy Award”

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) – Honors, today, for local labor unions to thank them for supporting an essential service to thousands of people. Tuesday, the Food Bank of Siouxland honored the Northwest Iowa Labor Council with its first “Legacy Award”. … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History September 18

  September 18: The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is formally founded at an Ohio convention, during a period of serious corruption in the union. (1978); Nine strikebreakers are killed in an explosion at Giant (gold) Mine near Yellowknife, in … Continue reading

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