Improving public policy on these issues is why I joined the board of directors for the Iowa Policy Project (IPP). This organization has been around for almost 15 years and is regularly quoted in newspapers and in public comments by public officials and policy advocates. Here are a few recent examples:
— An IPP analysis was used in Senate debate on the minimum wage.
— Iowa lags the region and the nation on wages at middle incomes and higher, as IPP shows in The State of Working Iowa.
— School funding is a big issue in Iowa. IPP keeps pointing out that runaway spending on corporate tax credits makes it tougher to fund schools.
IPP connects the dots on public policy issues so that they are easily understood and so Iowans can talk to their legislators and other public officials about them. All of this information is available to the public on IPP’s website, www.iowapolicyproject.org.
IPP is nonpartisan and not-for-profit, so we need to raise money in addition to getting grants from large foundations. Those grants only pay some of the bills — and many depend on a local match.
I donate to IPP myself, and part of my job as a board member is to help raise money, so I’m asking if you would join me in supporting the Iowa Policy Project with a tax-deductible contribution. If you prefer, you can make a secure donation here online and set up a monthly or quarterly gift.
If you are not already getting email updates from IPP, please sign up here — or let me know, and our staff will put you on the email list.
Thank you for your consideration of this request. I look forward to talking with you about this important work and will follow up with a phone call in a day or two. You may also respond to this email or contact me at 515-210-5190.