Daily Archives: March 23, 2015

Rally for Education

Hanawalt’s Education Advocacy Team (H.E.A.T.) is inviting parents from throughout Des Moines and across Iowa to speak out in support of public education in Iowa. Specifically, the parents are encouraging people to do one, two or all three of the … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT ON MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES BILL:

 Senate File 402 is legislation that would require Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institutes be kept open through the rest of the fiscal year and would require legislative approval of any closure after the end of the fiscal year. … Continue reading

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“Governor, Iowa’s school children need you to get involved”

Statement by Senator Herman Quirmbach, chair of the Senate Education Committee   “Last week’s prediction of steady growth for the Iowa economy should result in much needed good news for Iowa’s schools.   “We’ve had months of warnings from Iowa’s … Continue reading

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Citizen Tate

No matter what happens next in the Iowa legislature, we should thank lawmakers in Des Moines for achieving something that eluded Davenport leaders for years: galvanized support for Davenport schools. We’re seeing students, parents, teachers, Democrats, Republicans, union lovers and … Continue reading

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New Report Aims to Help Unions Form Women’s Committees

WASHINGTON – A new publication by the Cornell University Workers Institute and the Berger-Marks Foundation provides hands-on advice and concrete tools for unions and worker-centered organizations to develop and implement women’s committees.   A Guide to Organizing Women’s Committees: Everything … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

March 23, 2015 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: Residents across Iowa are reminded to prepare for the thunderstorms, lightening, tornadoes and flash floods during Severe Weather Awareness Week. Photo credit: Carl Wykoff/Flickr. … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 23 Trial of 101 Wobblies, charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, begins in Chicago – 1918 (Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology: Originally published in 1964 and long out of print, Rebel Voices remains by far … Continue reading

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