After my father’s accident, the healthcare coverage his union fought so valiantly for afforded him the best opportunities to recover.
The threat to the reproductive freedoms and access to health care in Iowa isn’t a hypothetical or academic debate.
This piece originally appeared in The Appeal. Reprinted with permission. Now is the time to act. If we have learned anything since George Floyd’s death, it is that we cannot keep waiting for change. In November 2016, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, police officer shot then 36-year-old Jerime Mitchell during a traffic stop, leaving him paralyzed […]
Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” -Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg There is a gaping hole in the Supreme Court, our country, and our hearts as we mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our lives are better because of her tireless advocacy for equality and justice, and our […]
Unions protect workers and this creates a safe work environment for everyone, not just those who are union members.
Our leaders should be working to prevent deaths in Iowa, and slow the spread of the virus.
Iowa’s Medicaid program, along with our state budget, is already stretched to the limit and is about to break unless the federal government does its part and provides more funding for this critical program and other essential services.
This is a moment of shared national crisis. It calls for a shared national response to protect our elections, and make sure that the will of the people—all the people—is heard in November.
Ireland Larsen is a senior at Drake University studying philosophy and law, politics, and society (LPS). She serves as president of Delta Theta Phi pre-law fraternity and organized the Justice For George movement in South Dakota, with the help of Selwyn Jones (Floyd’s uncle) while also assisting in setting up bail projects for Iowa protestors. […]
As a nurse, a mother and a woman, I’m extremely concerned about efforts to repeal or diminish health care coverage.