Another threat to public employees

We know about the Koch brothers funding of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and it’s off-shoot Americans for Propserity (AFP) and their keen interest in the Iowa Legislature. This past session they pulled their bills from a box with model legislation written for the wealthy, not for every day Iowans and, since they bought … Read more

Main Street Alliance Survey Fall 2018

Are you a small business owner/ farmer/ entrepreneur/ self-employed? We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to fill out the survey below! The Main Street Alliance-Iowa (MSA-IA) has been working since 2008 to make sure that the small business voice is heard from real small business owners on policy that matters most. … Read more

You’re Invited–Working Families Summit

You are invited to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together, at a Working Families Summit on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Scheman Center on the Iowa State Campus  in Ames.  CLICK HERE TO RSVP! The event features speakers, a full day of action, break-out … Read more

TRUMPcare – What do YOU think?

You would think that after years of promising and posturing to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare and after two embarrassing failed attempts earlier this year, Republicans would have come up with a plan that works. You would be wrong. The TrumpCare Bill is nightmare. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, immigrants, … Read more

I Support Our Public Workers!

And I’ll Sign The Letter to Prove It! (Letter text is below the form) Here’s the letter: We work hard every day in our businesses, our houses of worship, and at our jobs to create a better life for our families and our community as a whole.  We understand the important role played by public … Read more

Defending Health Care in 2017

What’s at Stake for Iowa With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. We have been travelling around the state – hearing from everyday friends, neighbors, seniors, small business owners, doctors, advocates and others about what the ACA means to them. But that’s just the beginning. … Read more

Senator Grassley… DO YOUR JOB

On Wednesday it will be 200 days since Justice Scalia passed away. Two Hundred Days And still our Senator Chuck Grassley is refusing to hold a hearing to fill a seat on the highest court in the land – the United States Supreme Court. Historically it takes 67 days from nomination to confirmation for a … Read more

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

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied!

Our federal courts have long provided a level playing field in which regular Americans can stand up for their rights and be considered equal to powerful interests.  Increasingly, Americans are finding it harder to take their cases to court and have their voices heard. Much is at stake in court for issues progressives have fought … Read more

Senator Grassley – Do Your Job!

Senator Grassley needs to take politics out of the Courts and do his job. Will you help us remind him that we expect him to do his job? As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Grassley can take the lead in making sure that our courts are fully operational… and that IS his job. … Read more