Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

Successful Primary – now off to November!

We had a successful primary.  Our endorsed primary candidates, with one exception, won and will be on the ballot in the November election.  In the 1st Congressional District primary, IFL endorsed candidate Pat Murphy won with 36.7% of the vote, … Continue reading

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Primary Elections

Yesterday, Iowa state Senator Joni Ernst won the Republican nomination in her bid to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin as U.S. Senator. Joni Ernst is clearly out of the mainstream. Her positions on retiree issues are a stark contrast to … Continue reading

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Take Back the Vote

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The right to vote is a fundamental part of our democracy. Yet, after decades of hard work to make voting accessible to every American, we are going in reverse. Politicians and judges around the country are mercilessly eroding the right … Continue reading

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Joni Ernst Brings the Koch Agenda to Iowa

June 4, 2014 – 09:05 Last night, Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Iowa, meaning she will now go on to face Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley in November’s general election.   While Ernst … Continue reading

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Dino Leone’s father passed away

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Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 05, 2014 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 – 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 06, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2810 – 5th Ave., Rock Island, … Continue reading

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Labor History

  June 05 Thirty-five members of the Teamsters, concerned about the infiltration of organized crime in the union and other issues, meet in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union – 1976 (Auditing Local Union Financial Records: Financial misdeeds … Continue reading

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