With critical issues of war and peace in the balance, we need you!
The United States spends more on defense than the next 7 countries combined. We allocate roughly $610 billion dollars each year to the Pentagon. This is over half of the federal discretionary budget, and almost as much as Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid combined.
Our bloated military budget comes at the expense of Veterans who don’t get the care they need, children who are denied a world class education, and an infrastructure that is crumbling before our very eyes.
We as Iowans have a huge opportunity to educate and influence the presidential candidates on what our real fiscal priorities are.
The best people to ask questions are average people who care about issues and are willing to take the time to volunteer. Contact us and we will brief you on the basics on how YOU can influence the next President of the United States on this critical issue.
Want to host a training in your area? We’d be glad to come out and train volunteers!
That’s why we are conducting an “empty plate” action to urge members of Congress to support food security programs for kids. So far we have over 100 plates… would you like to include yours?? Nearly 18 million households across the … Continue reading
ADVOCATING FOR TAX FAIRNESS 2-Day Training: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24th Urbandale Holiday Inn – Des Moines PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! Can’t commit for both days? That’s OK – just use the contact form below and we’ll get in touch!! Do … Continue reading
WORKING FAMILIES SUMMIT May 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM Scheman Building on the ISU Campus in Ames, Iowa FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP: http://progressiowa.org/workingfamiliessummit Local leaders will provide information about how we can raise wages, protect our civil … Continue reading
The Fight for Economic Justice A Town Hall Meeting with US Senator Bernie Sanders Sunday, October 5 – 7:00 pm North Ridge Pavilion 2250 Holiday Rd., Coralville, IA Join Iowa Citizen Action Network on Sunday, October 5th for Popcorn … Continue reading
It’s crazy time again in Washington, D.C. It seems some Republicans are so enraged that millions of Americans will start getting health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act that they are willing to go to any lengths to stop … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Megan Smith OCT. 1, 2013 319-558-6795 IOWA FAIR SHARE HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL DAMAGE FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DEMANDS THAT CONGRESS GET BACK TO WORK Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Fair Share today laid out the tremendous impact of … Continue reading
SNAP Vote Expected This Week Sometimes what is happening in Washington, DC seems like a big game. But the stakes in these contests are very high for millions of Americans who are trying to meet the basics every day. The … Continue reading
MEDIA RELEASE SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 CONTACT: Sue Dinsdale EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 515-480-3240 Iowa Residents Petition Members of Congress to End Political “Hunger Games” in Response to Proposed SNAP Cuts Don’t Take Food from Kids While Protecting Corporate Tax Loopholes Des … Continue reading