Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Holy War on Education

Her appointment as education secretary marks the crowning achievement of the Christian right’s campaign to infiltrate America’s secular institutions A few weeks after September 11th, 2001, with the nation reeling from the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Don’t give them a break! Attend a legislative forum this Thursday and/or Friday.

  Thursday March 23 INDIANOLA Thursday March 23 – 5:30 PM Greater Iowa Credit Union 301 Senic Vally Ave.    Friday March 24 BEDFORD Friday March 24   7AM Bedford Farm Bureau Office  607 Pollock Blvd BETTENDORF Every Friday 9AM at … Continue reading

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What Starting Line Has Accomplished – And Why You Should Help – Iowa Starting Line

In the age of Donald Trump, an independent media that holds our elected officials accountable is more important than ever. This is especially true in Iowa, where the new Republican majorities have rammed through an extreme right-wing agenda that brings something … Continue reading

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Gorsuch would endanger most vulnerable: persons with disabilities

As the chief Senate sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and as an attorney enforcing the ADA for over 20 years, respectively, we have grave concerns that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has repeatedly ignored critical disability rights laws … Continue reading

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Victims of Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence to Speak out Thursday at an Iowa Statehouse Press Conference Regarding Controversial Legislation

MEDIA ADVISORY Press Conference, Noon, Thursday, March 23, 2017 Contact: Andrew Mertens andrewmertens@iowajustice.org – 319-759-7088 (c) Iowans who have been personally impacted by medical malpractice and nursing home negligence will speak out Thursday at the Iowa Statehouse in opposition to controversial legislation (Senate File 465 / House File … Continue reading

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Grassley flips from roadblock to cakewalk on Supreme Court

What a difference a year makes. Last year, when Supreme Court Justice Scalia passed away, Sen. Grassley didn’t even wait a day after Scalia had died to put out a public statement opposing any nominee made by President Obama. And … Continue reading

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IAJ Statement on Senate Medical Malpractice Bill

The Iowa Senate just passed Senate File 465, regarding accountability for medical negligence. See the statement below from the Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ). IAJ is an organization of Iowa trial attorneys who fight for justice in courtrooms and communities … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Mark Twain “When all the bricklayers, and all the machinists, and all the miners, and blacksmiths, and printers, and hod-carriers, and stevedores, and house-painters, and brakemen, and engineers, and conductors, and factory hands, and horse-car drivers, … Continue reading

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