Archive for January 9, 2012
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Monday, Charles Goldman and I discuss voter suppression, with a look not just at the breaking news regarding Texas but at the many tactics being used to keep people from participating in meaningful elections.
Tuesday, we discuss Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State address and other State Capitol happenings, some involving protests, clever signs and possibly arrests.
Wednesday, we talk about the politics of disability advocacy with Sylvia Piper.
Thursday, State Representative Dan Kelley (D-Newton) gives us an inside look at the opening week of the Iowa Legislative Session.
Here are some links to Iowa newspaper coverage speculating about what the upcoming session will bring.
2012 Iowa Legislative Session Timetable
Participate in your government. Find your state senator and representative here. (They are sending us to Congress.org until the page is updated).
Livestream the Iowa House: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?category=billinfo&Service=livevideo
Oh and here’s the agenda of the Iowa Firearms Coalition if you’re interested. They want to amend the state’s constitution to include “the right to keep and bear arms.”