Daily Archives: December 10, 2013

Approve Iowa health plan, 16 groups ask Sebelius

Sixteen Iowa organizations are calling on federal officials to approve a new Iowa plan to provide health insurance to tens of thousands of poor adults. The groups, such as the state AARP chapter, the Iowa Hospital Association and the Child … Continue reading

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Iowa teachers union seeks funding increases

DES MOINES — Top officials in the state’s public teachers union said the state needs to lock in two years of 6 percent increases in school funding if it wants to help combat poverty in Iowa’s schools. Iowa Education Association President … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Call the Governor’s Office

Below is a copy of the statement the Branstad Administration issued through DHS to announce the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The statement is misleading and is the end result of a closed and secretive process. You can … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things That Happened Over The Weekend ALEC Wishes Never Happened

  1.    Local Newspapers Hold Their Local Legislators Accountable. The editorial boards of The Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA) and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch helps expose ALEC and its proposed oath for state lawmakers.   ·       The Patriot News, Controversial ALEC … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 11 A small group of black farmers organize the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-white Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with … Continue reading

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