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List Of Legislative Forums Around Iowa This Weekend

Click on the link below to see all upcoming events for the month of February.

http://www.infonetiowa.org/calendar/events

This weekend

02/18/2017 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Legislative Forum – Red Oak
02/18/2017 07:30 AM – 08:30 AM Legislative Forum – Fairfield
02/18/2017 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Legislative Coffee – Boone
02/18/2017 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Legislative Coffee – Creston
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Glenwood
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Arlington
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Legislative Coffee – Storm Lake
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Legislative Forum – Newton
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Janesville
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eggs & Issues – Spencer
02/18/2017 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Legislative Forum – Anamosa
02/18/2017 09:15 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Forum – W Burlington
02/18/2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM Legislative Coffee – Harlan
02/18/2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Altoona
02/18/2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Washington
02/18/2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM Legislative Forum – Washington
02/18/2017 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Legislative Forum – Cedar Rapids
02/18/2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Legislative Forum – Tripoli
02/18/2017 11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Legislative Forum – Decorah
02/18/2017 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM Legislative Forum – Okoboji
02/18/2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Listening Post – Sigourney
02/19/2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Legislative Forum – Des Moines
Next week
02/20/2017 08:00 AM – 10:30 AM Marti’s Monday Morning Coffee – Des Moines
02/21/2017 07:45 AM – 08:45 AM Town Meeting – Iowa Falls
02/21/2017 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Town Meeting – Garner
02/23/2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Town Meeting – Charles City
02/24/2017 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Legislative Forum – Lenox
02/24/2017 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Town Meeting – Parkersburg
02/24/2017 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Davenport
02/24/2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Forum – Logan
02/24/2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Update – Clear Lake
02/24/2017 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM Economic Dev. Forum – Monticello
02/24/2017 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Legislative Forum – Cherokee
02/24/2017 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM Legislative Forum – Keokuk
02/24/2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Economic Dev. Forum – Anamosa
02/24/2017 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Legislative Forum – Boone
02/24/2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Education Forum – Iowa City
02/24/2017 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Legislative Forum – Cedar Falls

List Of Legislative Forums Around Iowa This Weekend

Please share far and wide. Thank you.

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One of the most important actions you can take in this fight to save collective bargaining is to attend your legislators’ in-district forums. When you attend a legislative forum, be sure to introduce yourself and talk about the job you do or did as a public employee; not your title, but the services you provide. Maybe you’re a family member or just a community member who recognizes the importance of public employees – share that. Tying faces and stories to this fight is how we will win. If you live in a legislator’s district, make sure they know that, and let them know if you voted for them. Then ask,

Will you vote against any changes to my collective bargaining rights?

“If this bill is so great, why is it being done in secret”

“Why offer this shell bill with no opportunity for input from the public”

“Are you going to vote against workers rights?”

“What’s in the bill?”

“What are you hiding in this bill”

Let us know about the conversations you have; it helps us know where to focus our efforts. Send an email to lance@iowaaflcio.org and tell us about your experience. We also would like to have photos and videos of these events. Live stream on Facebook.

Here’s a list of legislative forums this weekend.

  • BETTENDORF
    State Representative Gary Mohr Constituent Meetings:
    Every Friday 9AM at the Hyvee, 2900 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, IA
  • CARSON
    Saturday, February 4: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Moore at Carson Community Center, 298 S. Commercial St., Carson, IA 51525
  • CARTER LAKE
    February 4, 2017 10:00AM – 11:00AM Edward F. Owen Memorial Library, 1120 Willow Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • CHARITON
    Friday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Legislative forum with Sen. Sinclair and Rep. Fry at the Mosaic Building, 302 South 4th Street, Chariton, IA
  • CLINTON
    Saturday, February 4: 9:00 AM
    Legislative Coffee at the Clinton Chamber Office, 721 S. 2nd Street, Clinton
  • CORYDON
    Friday, February 3, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Senator Amy Sinclair and Representative Joel Fry at Farm Bureau, 212 South Franklin Street, Corydon, IA
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. McConkey at Edward F. Owen Memorial Library, 1120 Willow Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • DAVENPORT
    Friday, February 3: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
    Listening post with Rep. Winckler at Greatest Grains, 1600 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA 52803
  • DENVER
    Saturday, February 4: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Salmon at Community Room, 100 Washington St., Denver, IA 50622
  • DES MOINES-AREA
  • ALTOONA
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Legislative coffee with Sen. Allen and Rep. Nunn at the Altoona HyVee: Hy-Vee Club Room, 108 8th St., SW, Altoona, IA 50009
  • DES MOINES
    Every Monday morning: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Marti’s Monday Morning Coffee at Grounds for Celebration, 2645 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
  • PLEASANT HILL
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Sen. Boulton and Rep. Olson at Pleasant Hill Public Library, 515 Maple Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
  • DEWITT
    Saturday, February 4: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Legislative Coffee with Sen. Hart at the DeWitt Community Center, Small Room, 512 10th Street, Dewitt
  • DUBUQUE
    Saturday, February 4: 9:30 AM
    Dubuque Federation of Labor “Cracker Barrel” Legislative Forum at Diamond Joe Casino, 301 Bell Street
  • DUNKERTON
    Saturday, February 4: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Salmon at Dunkerton City Library, 203 E. Tower St., Dunkerton, IA 50626
  • ELDORA
    Saturday, February 4: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Deyoe at the Public Library, 1202 10th St., Eldora, IA 50627
  • ELKADER
    Thursday, February 2: 7:00 PM
    Listening post with Senator Hogg at Johnson’s Restaurant, 916 High St., NE, Elkader, IA 52043
  • GREENFIELD
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Baudler at Opera House, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849
  • GRINNELL
    Saturday, February 4: 9 a.m.
    Legislative Forum with Grinnell Area Legislators at First Presbyterian Church, 1025 5th Ave, Grinnell
  • GUTHRIE CENTER
    Saturday, February 4: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Baudler at Farm Bureau Meeting Room, 203 N. 4th St., Guthrie Center, IA 50115
  • INDIANOLA
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Sen. Garrett at Warren County Administrative Building, 301 N. Buxton, Indianola, IA 50125
  • LEON
    Friday, February 3, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Legislative forum with Senator Amy Sinclair and Rep. Joel Fry at Leon Community Center, 203 Northeast 2nd Street, Leon, IA
  • MANCHESTER
    Friday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Legislative forum with Sen. Zumbach and Rep. Hein at Farm Bureau, 115 East Delaware Street, Manchester, IA
  • MUSCATINE
    Saturday, February 4: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
    Legislative forum with Sen. Dvorsky, Rep. Kerr, and Rep. Carlson at Muscatine Community College, 154 Colorado St, Muscatine, IA 52761
  • OCHEYDEAN
    Saturday, February 4: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Wills at Ocheyedan Senior Center, 845 Main St., Ocheydean, IA 51354
  • ONAWA
    Saturday, February 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Legislative forum at Onawa Public Library, 707 Iowa Ave., Onawa, IA 51040
  • OSCEOLA
    Friday, February 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Legislative forum with Senator Amy Sinclair and Rep. Joel Fry at Lakeside Casino, 777 Casino Drive, Osceola, IA
  • OTTUMWA
    Saturday, February 4: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
    Legislative forum with Sen. Chelgren, Sen. Rozenboom, Rep. Gaskill, and Rep. Sheets at Bridgeview Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
  • PRAIRIE CITY
    Saturday, February 4: 8:00 – 9:30 AM
    Legislative coffee with Rep. Breckenridge at Prairie City Library, 100 E. 5th St., Prairie City, IA 50228
  • ROCK RAPIDS
    Saturday, February 4: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
    Eggs and Issues with Sen. Johnson and Rep. Wills at Forster Community Center, 404 Main St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246
  • STORY CITY
    Saturday, February 4: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Deyoe (Chair of House Labor Committee) at Chamber of Commerce, 524 Broad St., Story City, IA 50248
  • WAPELLO
    Saturday, Feb 4: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Legislative forum with Rep. Kerr at Wapello Corner Market, 340 N. 2nd St., Wapello, IA 52653
  • WHAT CHEER
    Friday, February 3: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
    Legislative forum with Sen. Kinney, Rep. Maxwell, and Rep. Klein at City Hall, Community Room, 308 S. Barnes St., What Cheer, IA 50268

Didn’t find yours?   Click here to find ALL upcoming legislative forums by zip code.

Sunday Rally In Cedar Falls: No Ban No Wall

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Actions For Democrats, Independents, And Republicans Of Conscience

The Weekly Action Checklist is an excellent resource because it will help you focus on a weekly action,  but also, you will get important information about how to help yourself feel better in these trying times. If you choose to subscribe, you will only get one email a week on Monday.

What to Do This Week of Jan 15, 2017

Actions for Democrats, Independents, & Republicans of Conscience

The intention of this weekly document is to make clear suggestions for action backed with well-considered research. Although these actions are intended to be helpful, they are still subject to human error. Please do your own research!

If you’d like to subscribe to this weekly action list, please go here:

http://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/

Hi there!

Every Sunday for the last eight weeks, I’ve sent out a weekly message that includes activism ideas for people of conscience to oppose the president-elect and the incoming leadership.

The 7,100 subscribers to this list have worked your tail off signing things, boycotting, donating, making calls, and probably have been doing a fair amount of fretting on top of it all. This week’s list is deliberately lighter than usual. We all need a reprieve eventually (more on that in a moment).

This week!

  1. Use your feet

In case you haven’t heard, there are rallies, protests, and marches happening all over the country on and around Inauguration Day. Joining others who care about the integrity and goodness of our country could be an incredible experience.

  • Go here for a list of women’s marches.
  • Or Google your closest city and “protest” or “rally” or “march” to find out what‘s happening near you.
  1. Change tack

When the wind changes direction, a sailboat must take a different tack to keep moving forward. Same thing for us this week. The man who has been our POETUS will soon be our POTUS. It’s time to change strategy for the journey ahead.

During the inauguration, I propose doing the following:

  1. Leave your TV on a station NOT airing the inauguration as a ratings protest.
  2. Spend that time reading the Indivisible Guide. Everyone says, “Oh yeah, I downloaded that!” But it’s time to actually read it. With your thinking cap on. It’ll take you 20-30 minutes.
  3. Choose one action based on what you read in this document. Seriously.

The Indivisible Guide is the single best resource I’ve seen for making a difference using proven, time-tested strategies.

  1. Consider this important issue

We need you here for the next four (or–God forbid–eight) years. We need you sane and resourceful. We need you focused, not swallowed by anxiety and despair. If you don’t take care of yourself, you will burn out.

As important as it is to take action right now, it is also vitally important to do things not even remotely related to politics. That’s why this week’s list is short.

You need sleep, fresh air, heart connections, and good chocolate. Maybe your thing is walking in the woods or playing with your pets. Whatever it is, make time for it in spite of everything. One, this will nourish you from the inside. Two, it will help you remember that not everything is craptastic. Babies are still laughing. The moon is still glowing. Ben and Jerry’s still tastes amazing.

On a brief personal note, I just returned from a week at a mountain retreat center with no wifi or cell phone reception (the other reason this week’s message is short). I meditated, journaled, and even colored just for fun. When it snowed, I marvelled at how snowflakes sparkle and how the ice-covered trees glinted at dawn. In short, I felt like a human again for the first time in almost three months.

I needed that. And you do too (or you may eventually). Self care is a profoundly radical act. Be courageous this week, and do something that nourishes you. We need you in this for the long haul.

If you’re not sure what nourishes you, read this wonderful list of ideas by a faith leader I really admire.

Next week

Next week, my regular What To Do This Week checklist will be back, full of well-researched actions, good news, and the best reading I’ve found this week. In the meantime, take good care of yourself.

Housekeeping

  • If you’d like to subscribe for this weekly message, please visit this link.
  • To see archives of past What To Do checklists, click here (and scroll to the bottom)
  • If you’d like to contribute, click here.

We’re stronger together!

Rep. Loebsack: MLK Day A Day Of Service And Remembrance


A message about service from Iowa’s only Democrat in congress, Rep. Dave Loebsack on MLK day:

Dear Friend,

Today, we commemorate the great life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by doing our part to make a positive contribution in our communities through service and civic engagement. Dr. King created a legacy of empowering folks to unite and work toward a better, brighter tomorrow. In order to honor Dr. King, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Day of Service in 1994 as the first and only federal holiday that is observed as a national day of service.

I have always believed that Iowans are some of the most civic minded individuals I have met. That is why I have been proud to expand and strengthen volunteer programs across the State of Iowa and nationwide through my Volunteer Generation Fund, which passed into law over seven years ago.

Today, as we honor Dr. King’s legacy, Iowans unite to volunteer and continue the valued tradition of serving others and their communities on this day. If you are interested in participating in a service opportunity near you, click here.

I hope to see you out serving your community today!

Sincerely,


Dave Loebsack

Important Message For The Democratic Left

Democrats should not forget we are the majority in this country.

 

Sunday Funday: Steve King Border Wall Designer Edition

Berlin Wall configuration thanks to http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/history/facts_03.htm

Berlin Wall configuration
thanks to http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/history/facts_03.htm

Funny thing last Thursday. Steve King grabbed that Des Moines Register soapbox at the Iowa State Fair to spread a little bit of his unvarnished hate for people not white. King made this statement Thursday:

“On the immigration issue, I don’t have any qualms with Donald Trump’s position on immigration,” King told the crowd of about 80 people. “The most effective way we can do that is to build a wall on the southern border. I’d add to that: first build a fence near the border, then go up about 100 feet, build a wall, then go another 100 feet, build another fence. Then you have two no-man lands there that you can enforce easily within and patrol and put the sensors on there.”

If I recall that is the basic configuration that the Soviets eventually ended up with for the Berlin Wall, one of the great symbols of hate and fear ever foisted on Mankind. Good job, Congressman, learn from the best. And as a bonus, the Soviets were very white. Oh and by the way, Steve, how about arresting those employers who enticed folks to come to the US with jobs meant to bust unions and lower wages?

Can we keep Trump out of the quiz this week?

1) Thursday the Dow Jones Industrial, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all did what on the same day?

2) Evan McMullin had 15 minutes of fame last Monday. Do you know why?

3) Due to protests and lack of sales Monsanto will tear down a huge GMO seed corn plant in what South American country?

4) A small controversy erupted as the Iowa state fair opened concerning the ability to carry what into the fairgrounds?

5) 71 years ago today, Americans celebrated into the night as what was announced?

6) 81 years ago today, older Americans got some great news as President Roosevelt signed what into law?

7) Hillary Clinton once again reiterated her opposition to what trade pact in a speech in Detroit?

8) 50 Republican security officials signed a letter warning that who would put the country “at risk”?

9) Which highly regarded Republican senator joined the growing list of Republicans who have publicly stated they would not vote for Trump?

10) Salaries and bonuses for what board that controls Iowa’s institutions of higher learning came into question last week because they were so high?

11) What major airline experienced computer problems that resulted in thousands being stranded at airports last week?

12) After cutting state money for mosquito control, what governor is pleading with the federal government for money for mosquito control as the zika virus invades his state?

13) Tim Tebow bombed out in football, but is trying to bring his famous te-bow to what other major league sport?

14) The “scary” statue of what late comedian was replaced with a more normal statue in her hometown of Celoron, NY?

15) August 19 is 70th birthday for what left-handed, former democratic president?

16) What phrase used by Republicans did Trump employ to make a veiled threat on Hillary Clinton Monday?

17) In winning his 13th gold medal Michael Phelps broke the record for the most individual Olympic gold held by what ancient?

18) The DEA refused to reclassify what substance, thus ruling out its use as medicine or allowing its study as a medicine?

19) A 23rd lien has been filed against what Trump golf resort in Florida for non-payment for work done?

20) Who founded ISIS with an assist from who according to Donald Trump?

The Perseid meteor shower continues this week at a slower pace. Best time to catch it is very early morning.

Answers:

1) closed with record highs. Thanks, Obama!

2) he has been picked to be the establishment Republicans alternative to Donald Trump

3) Argentina

4) guns

5) Victory over Japan (VJ day)

6) the Social Security act

7) the Trans Pacific Partnership

8) Donald Trump

9) Susan Collins of Maine

10) the Iowa Board of Regents

11) Delta

12) Governor Rick Scott of Florida

13) baseball – I can hardly wait to see the te-bow again

14) Lucille Ball

15) Bill Clinton. How many hints do you need?

16) “second amendment solutions”

17) Leonidas of Rhodes who won his last medal in 152 BCE

18) marijuana

19) Doral National Golf Course. Remember the PGA will no longer schedule events there either due to remarks Trump has made

20) Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton assisting. Amazing for a guy who is always on vacation

Back to school draws near, children!

When Did Iowa Join The Confederacy?

King with confederate flag on his desk

Based on Steve King’s prominent display of the confederate flag on his desk and his statements on racial equality, Iowans must wonder if they have been deceived by historians and geographists for decades. Maybe we really are part of the south.

Displaying the confederate flag by a congressman from a Union state? Good gravy, dude, did you forget where you live? Iowa was proudly part of the side that did not commit treason. Iowa stayed with the union and provided 76,000 troops of which 13,000 died and some 8,500 were wounded. What an absolute insult to those brave soldiers. And what an insult to their survivors or living relatives.

The message that King sends out with such a display is that first and foremost he does not honor Iowa’s contributions during the civil war. He also endorses what the south was fighting for – to keep people enslaved based on their color – and the racial divide that has followed. Finally of course is his endorsement of the treasonous actions of the south. These are Steve King’s values.

King claims this is part of the right to free speech in America. We grant him that. However, remember that other parties also have the right to free speech. Americans have many ways to express their speech. Hopefully, this year Americans in his district will make it plain just how disgusting they feel flying the flag of treason is.

But just in case you missed that message, King made it much clearer in an appearance on MSNBC with Chris Hayes a couple of days later. (see video below). The total message from King is simple – there is a superior race and many inferior races. Just in case you think these are flukey examples, let’s not forget King’s comment on ‘cantaloupe calves.’

Sadly, as far as I know, no one from the Iowa Republican congressional delegation nor Iowa’s Republican leadership has spoken out to condemn this behavior and rhetoric. The only reason I can think that they would be silent is that they know it gets votes. Based on Trump’s rise to power based on bullying and dog whistle racial politics this year, King is right in line with the party.

Iowa’s Republican delegation is a sad lot right now. With King and Grassley as the senior members we also have David Young who could not stand up for a vote that allowed LGBT citizens to be treated as regular citizens. No, he caved and changed his vote. Rod Blum is part of the tea party crazy group that rode John Boehner out of town on a rail. Shutting down government would be ok with him. And what can you say about Joni Ernst beyond “owned by the Kochs.”

The concept of ‘Iowa nice’ is sure laid to rest by these folks. They do not really represent Iowa.

There have been many lists generated already that show what a bigoted fool King is on this front. One thing I have yet to see on any of these lists is our form of government itself. King seems to admire our form of government a great deal. Will he give a nod to the Iroquois League for being at least part of the model for our government? When King finds this out it will blow his mind

Every time King appears in public Iowa once again is painted by his words. It is not a picture Iowans can be proud of. Iowans believe they are better than King’s representation of us.

Kim Weaver will return the image of what Iowa truly is to the nation. Help her out with a few bucks.

Where Is The Outrage, Steve King?

Interesting to note last week that Steve King made a big splash with an amendment to stop any funding for the Treasury that would be used to redesign the $20 bill. King claimed his amendment was concerned only with the waste of government money for a project that he deemed not worthwhile.

Most observers noted that King’s motivation was more likely due to the fact that the redesign will put a black woman on the face of US currency for the first time. Such motivation would be in line with King’s career. As noted by Congressman Dave Loebsack when King introduced his amendment:

Although the House Rules Committee isn’t allowing King’s amendment to be considered, Loebsack today issued a one-sentence statement saying, “Steve King and his history of racist and sexist comments is an embarrassment to Iowa.”

This past week King had another chance to show his fiscal concern. The House Select Committee on Benghazi abruptly finished their assignment, issued a biased report that in the bottom line said they found nothing, just as five previous committees investigating the very same thing had fond.

Now this committee spent $7 million. In total Republicans have wasted over $20 million of tax money chasing what they knew was nothing on Benghazi. Add in the valuable time wasted by congressional staff and other bureaucrats who had to spend time and money to produce documents for this committee. Add in money spent trying to tar and feather the Clintons during Bill’s presidency and the total comes to nearly $200 million.

This was congressional money and time that even Republican Party last year admitted was being used on a partisan witch hunt aimed at presidential contender Hillary Clinton:

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable right? But we put together a Benghazi Special Committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping,” McCarthy said. “Why? Cause she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen,”

Now, Mr. King it is time to show your true conservative chops. It is time to prove you are what you claim you are. Stand up and show some outrage at this arrogant and many would say illegal waste of money. Show us some outrage, Congressman!

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What a surprise. Steve King is once again shown to be a phony. Congressman Loebsack’s statement is true.

Remember elections have their consequences. One of the consequences of electing Steve King for so many years is that he embarrasses Iowa and gives others a false impression of the good people that live here.

Kim Weaver can change that with your vote.

Kim Weaver, Democratic candidate in House district 4

Kim Weaver, Democratic candidate in House district 4

Weaver Calls Out King For His “Useless” Amendment

kim weaver

http://weaverforcongress.nationbuilder.com/

Iowa —

Steve King is at it again – putting his ego above his constituents. Yesterday he introduced another useless amendment. Useless, ridiculous, offensive. Who was his target this time? Harriet Tubman.

In fact, the Quad City Times had this to say: “Rep. King has “relied on white anger and a lust for social exclusion to consolidate his base.”

That’s right. While Iowans are concerned about rising tuition costs and oppressive student debt, while we worry about stagnant wages and saving for retirement, Steve King is focused on what’s really important: Keeping Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill.

New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Representative Steve King, Republican of Iowa, moved on Tuesday to block the Treasury Department’s sweeping plan to represent women and civil rights leaders on American currency, including the placement of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Mr. King filed an amendment to an annual appropriations bill that would prevent any money from being spent to redesign American currency. It is unclear whether it will ultimately get a vote when the full spending bill, which covers financial services and general government appropriations, comes before the House this week.

What will this amendment do for residents of Iowa’s 4th District? Nothing. How will it make the lives of his constituents better? It won’t. And what chance does this meaningless and mean-spirited gesture have of actually passing? Just like most measures introduced by Steve King, none.

Tell Steve King you want a representative in Congress who will focus on the solutions WE deserve instead of useless, ego-driven, do-nothing, go-nowhere legislation. Click here to send a Tubman to our campaign and help us retire Steve King. (Or any amount. But we’re hearing that today a $20 feels especially good in a “Take that!” kind of way.)

One good thing has come out of all this, though. Twitter, never one to suffer fools lightly, started a mini-movement last night.

FollowRetweetSO: Having @SteveKingIA in office is the same as having Donald Trump in office. Send a Tubman to King’s opponent. @KimWeaverIA #NeverTrump

@nerdytraveler: Send @KimWeaverIA a Jackson (soon to be Tubman)! Help her beat @SteveKingIA.

Help us dethrone King in 2016!

If you would like to make a donation to our campaign you may contribute here.

Don’t forget to ‘Like’ and follow Kim Weaver for Congress on Facebook and Twitter!