Small Business Owner? Farmer? Entrepreneur? Make YOUR Voice Heard!

By working together, we can bring small business values into the public dialogue to advance policies that are good for small businesses, our employees and the communities that sustain us. Work with the Iowa Main Street Alliance to help get small business voices heard! Who we are Iowa Main Street Alliance is a project of Iowa Citizen Action … Read more

Will The Next President Take Us To War???

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 … Read more

Fight for Families: No More Empty Plates!

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 country are categorized as “food insecure.”1 Fortunately, programs like reduced price and free school breakfast … Read more

Advocacy Training around TAX FAIRNESS

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 you ever wonder about how tax policy is made? Like how the process is supposed … Read more

Join Us On MAY 16 in AMES, IOWA

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 rights, and make work more family friendly. Attendees will leave ready to take action on … Read more

It’s Time To Raise the Minumum Wage!

Right now, our economy isn’t working for everyone. Those at the very top have seen their incomes grow exponentially while working families are being left far behind. Raising the minimum wage will immediately boost the economy and put more money in the pocket of workers. With a higher minimum wage, workers will have more money … Read more

Popcorn and Politics with Bernie Sanders

YES!  I’m planning to attend!             The Fight for Economic Justice North Ridge Pavilion 2250 Holiday Rd., Coralville, IA  Doors open at 6:30 pm    

Join Us For a Conversation about WHY COURTS MATTER

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm Drake Law Clinic, 2400 University Avenue, Des Moines Free and Open To the Public Please join us for A Conversation with renowned courts advocate and author Sally Kenney and featured guests: Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Roxanne Conlins. Kenney’s books will be available for sale and for signing following … Read more

Senate Reforms Will Allow Majority Rule on Judicial Nominations

The Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Supports Senate Rules Reform Approved Today in the U.S. Senate Overdue reforms to Senate rules come after years of unprecedented obstruction Today, the U.S. Senate voted to reform its internal procedures to end the supermajority filibuster and allow simple yes or no votes on most executive and judicial nominees made … Read more

Protecting Social Security

Tuesday, August 6  at 10 am in Des Moines!! Last Saturday, Senators Harkin and Begich took to MSNBC to promote their plan to expand Social Security. It put the campaign to improve the lives of millions of Americans in front of a national audience — now we’re bringing it locally to Iowa. TOMORROW, Tuesday August … Read more