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

$77 a Week Minimum Wage Challenge

  At a press conference in Des Moines today,Sue Dinsdale Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network who also is a member of the raise the wage coalition that favors gradually increasing the minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10, said she tried and failed to make it on $77 that a low-wage worker has … Read more

Press Release: ‘Raise the Wage Iowa’ Coalition to Launch at State Capitol March 24

For Immediate Release: March 19th, 2014 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530   On Monday, March 24th, a coalition of small business owners, community organizations, labor organizations, and faith leaders will launch Raise the Wage Iowa in support of raising the minimum wage. Twenty organizations have joined the statewide coalition in support of the campaign and … Read more

NEWS RELEASE: IA FAIR SHARE HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL DAMAGE FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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 the government shutdown and demanded that Congress pass a clean, continuing resolution to put government … Read more

ICAN and Main Street Alliance Member ReShonda Young To DC For Women’s Agenda

Paycheck Fairness on Agenda for Women’s Economic Press Conference As released in mid-July, ICAN and Main Street Alliance member ReShonda Young of Waterloo was invited to speak at a press conference on the US Capitol Steps in conjunction with Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic Women’s announcement of their economic agenda for women.  ReShonda gave a … Read more

Media Advisory: Waterloo Business Woman to Join Nancy Pelosi at Press Conference Thursday in DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:       Sue Dinsdale, Iowa Citizen Action Network sdinsdale@iowacan.org 515-480-3240 Iowa Main Street Alliance Leader and ICAN member ReShonda Young to Join with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the US Capitol Announcing The Economic Agenda for Women and Children Iowa Small Business Owners also set to meet with Members of Congress **To … Read more