In 2017, President Trump had just taken office, and I was worried about what that would mean for Iowans, for my family, and for Iowa veterans like me. I served in Iraq, and as a fellow veteran, I went to one of Senator Joni Ernst’s town hall meetings to ask if she would stand up […]
COVID-19 has taught us that paid leave saves jobs and saves lives. We know we need a national paid leave plan that covers all Americans.
I’m someone who has lived in the reality of an abusive relationship. So I get angry when I see Joni Ernst’s commercials claiming that she is an advocate for survivors.
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.