Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Today’s virtual House graphic: minimum wage boosts families

Often lost in the spin surrounding debates over the minimum wage is the reality of who benefits. As indicated in the graphic above, the typical talking points promoted by the business lobby fall through the cracks — the same way … Continue reading

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Our Future Rally & Iowa Starting Line Fundraiser

Do you want to come see the next generation of Iowa’s Democratic leadership AND help support independent progressive journalism? Of course you do! On March 23 Iowa Starting Line will be holding a fundraiser to help keep us operating through … Continue reading

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Support TSO Safety at Des Moines International Airport

I hope all of you are hanging in there with the onslaught of attacks against Labor. Can you pass the following petition on and share it with other affiliates and post to Facebook? Support TSO Safety at Des Moines International … Continue reading

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This week at Moral Mondays IOWA: Subject: The real story of Iowa’s budget shortfall

Dear Friends, On Monday, March 13, Moral Mondays IOWA (MMI) will focus on Tax Credits. MMI meets from noon – 12:45 pm in Room 304 at the Capitol. All are encouraged to attend Moral Mondays IOWA each week. This week at … Continue reading

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March 17th Town Halls for Senator Ernst in Linn and Polk Counties

We just learned that Senator Joni Ernst will hold two town hall meetings in Linn and Polk County on Friday, March 17th. Please spread the word, and we encourage you to arrive early! Friday, March 17, 2017 Linn County Town … Continue reading

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Forum for Friday March 11

 BELMOND Friday March 10 – 1 PM City Hall 112  2nd Ave NE  CLARION Friday March 10 – 10 AM Train Depot 302 S Main St. DAVENPORT Friday March 10 – 9:30 AM Greatest Grains 1600 N Harrison St Friday … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt, talking about the New Deal on one of his radio Fireside Chats “A few timid people, who fear progress, will try to give you new and strange names for what we are doing. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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