Coalition for a Better Iowa


The Coalition for a Better Iowa is a broad coalition of Iowa organizations representing children, seniors, faith, human service providers, research, advocates, labor and environmental organizations, as well as engaged Iowa citizens. We are social workers, teachers, law enforcement officers, retirees, community members, activists. Striving to promote shared prosperity for all Iowans – we’re working For a Better Iowa.
We have come together to promote the shared prosperity of all Iowans – For a Better Iowa. We agree that we must maintain and strengthen public investments that lay the foundation for a better and more prosperous state. Iowa needs quality education, health care, safe communities and a sustainable environment, as well as qualified individuals at the state and local level to provide those services.

We agree that there must be a balanced approach to our spending choices, while at the same time modernizing our antiquated revenue system.  By focusing our collective attention on smart investments, we can ensure that opportunities for economic prosperity, good health, and personal fulfillment can be achieved by all.

Iowa needs revenue system reforms that ensure adequate resources to meet current needs and position our state for future growth. A fair and stable taxation structure will ensure all individuals and businesses pay based on their resources and provide sustainable, accountable revenue for critical government infrastructure – in good times and in bad.

Providing long-term strategies and lasting solutions will ensure that our state is positioned for a prosperous and competitive future. We must maintain strategic public investments in education, health care, transportation, natural resources and human services that make our state a desirable place to live and create a healthy climate for economic growth.

And we hope you will JOIN US!.

Coalition Partners:

Americans for Democratic Action/Working Families Win
Child and Family Policy Center
Communications Workers of America, Iowa State Council
Every Child Counts
Every Child Matters in Iowa
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
Iowa Citizen Action Network
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Iowa Community Action Association
Iowa Environmental Council
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Iowa Policy Project
Iowa Public Health Association
Iowa State Education Association
Linn County Child Development Center
National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
One Iowa
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Progress Iowa
Service Employees International Union, Local 199
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Women for Change

 For more information, contact: Sue Dinsdale, Iowa Citizen Action Network // 515-480-3240

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