Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

Monica Vernon signs on as Jack Hatch’s lieutenant governor

Cedar Rapids, Ia. – Monica Vernon will be Jack Hatch’s running mate on the Democratic ticket for Iowa governor. The Cedar Rapids city councilwoman and business owner checks every box drawn by Hatch for a prospective lieutenant governor: a native … Continue reading

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Congress needs to invest in working families

Where are our priorities? I’ve always wondered why conventional wisdom says that in election years, elected officials avoid getting anything done. You’d think with such low approval ratings they’d be tripping over each other to accomplish something to show back … Continue reading

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Day of Action – Outbacks – Des Moines, Davenport Sioux City and Cedar Rapids

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Moral Monday Goes National in North Carolina

Labor Movement Amplifies Last Protest of Legislative Session, Uses “Imminent Disturbance”   (June 16, 2014 Washington, DC) – Moral Mondays are getting a jolt of national energy today in North Carolina. The labor movement is spearheading one of the last Moral … Continue reading

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Stop Closing Our Social Security Offices

Hi Alliance Activist, Since 2010, some members of Congress have been so intent on cutting your earned benefits that they’ve forced the country through a series of self-imposed crises. But benefit cuts aren’t the only way to dismantle our Social … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Courts

We are pleased to invite you to join us at the Connecting with Courts forum on June 23rd.  Please register at: http://oneiowa.nationbuilder.com/connecting_with_the_courts     Space is limited.  There is no charge for the event.  We will serve “coffee and…” in the morning as … Continue reading

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ACLU of Iowa Seeking Development Director

  We are looking for a new development director, and so are sending out this email to our friends, supporters, and partner organizations in the hope that you will share the information freely! Click below to find the job description, … Continue reading

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2014 MIDWEST SCHOOL FOR WOMEN WORKERS

 – it’s not too late to register! June 22-26, 2014, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus If you can pull off last minute travel plans, there are a few spots remaining at this year’s school.  Email Martha Glotzhober – memoore1@illinois.edu – to reserve your … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 18 Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate – … Continue reading

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