Today’s ruling to allow local school districts to make their own decisions on mask enforcement will save lives. As Governor Reynolds limited the power of local districts, children have recently accounted for over a fourth of Iowa’s COVID-19 cases. Without this bold federal action, hundreds of thousands of Iowa’s students would continue having to pay […]
Over the weekend, every Republican in the House voted against the clear wishes of their constituents when they voted against the American Rescue Plan. With their votes, Republicans made it more likely people get infected with the virus and less likely they get health care if they do. Americans know that this rescue plan creates […]
With a pandemic far from under control, Iowans are unsurprisingly concerned about the newest legislation signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds last week, that requires all school districts, public and private, have a model for 100 percent in-person learning and provide that option to parents. The debate was divided between Democrats speaking for teachers […]
Iowa families, students, and educators all want the same thing. We want to get back to school, to work, and our daily lives as soon as possible, and as safely as possible. Today the Governor made that harder by forcing schools to return to full-time in person learning whether it’s safe or not. This new […]
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.
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.
As a nurse, a mother and a woman, I’m extremely concerned about efforts to repeal or diminish health care coverage.
We do not prioritize life over livelihood, argues Art Cullen, and we use people of color toward that end as chattel.