Daily Archives: November 3, 2016

Clinton’s infrastructure plan is a game-changer for Iowa workers

The presidential campaign is drawing to a close. The signs and television ads will soon be gone — but the choice that Americans make will last for years to come. In regard to this year’s presidential election, the stakes have never … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 04 Populist humorist Will Rogers was born on this day near Oologah, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). One of his many memorable quotes: “I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.” – 1879 Some 3,000 dairy farmers demonstrate in … Continue reading

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Key 2016 voting deadlines

Friday, November 4: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail. Saturday, November 5: Auditor’s office is open until 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting. Monday, November 7: Last day to vote in-person by absentee ballot at county auditor’s office. … Continue reading

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Voting tools for Iowans with disabilities

Voting at the polls can present unique challenges to Iowans with disabilities, including military veterans.   Iowa is one of the nation’s leaders in voting accessibility. We want to make sure all Iowans are fully able to exercise their right … Continue reading

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Retention vote for Iowa judges

Iowa voters can find information about the professional qualifications and background of every judge on the November 8 retention ballot at the Iowa Judicial Branch site, www.iowacourts.gov.   The 2016 Iowa Voters Judicial Directory contains biographies of each of the judges on … Continue reading

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Iowa, are you ready to vote?

The November 8 election is just a few days away. If you haven’t already done so, please vote—regardless of how you vote. Federal, state and local candidates are on the ballot, so it is important that all Iowans make their voices … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage Iowa

The nation’s current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not been increased since 2009 (in fact, in Iowa since 2008).  That’s 8 years without a raise for many Iowans. Although some may question how increasing the minimum wage will … Continue reading

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