EVENTS

january

20jan(jan 20)7:00 pm27(jan 27)11:00 pmEvent Schedule - 20th Anniversary Iowa's African American Festival

22jan10:00 am11:00 amDavid Young townhall

22jan12:00 pm12:45 pmMoral Mondays IOWA: Is it safe to drink the water?

22jan3:30 pm4:30 pmDavid Young Town Hall

22jan5:30 pm9:00 pmQuad Cities: LGBTQ Speakers Bureau Training

22jan5:30 pm9:00 pmQuad Cities Speakers Bureau Training

22jan6:00 pm8:30 pmDiscussion: Expansion of large livestock facilities across Iowa

22jan6:30 pm8:30 pmIowa City: Community Round Table!

22jan7:00 pm7:00 pmBoone County Democrats CC Meeting

22jan7:00 pm8:30 pmBi-Partisan Caucus Education Forum

22jan7:00 pm8:30 pmDes Moines: Iowa Caucus Education Forum

23jan9:30 am10:30 amDavid Young Town Hall

january, 2018

20jan(jan 20)7:00 pm27(jan 27)11:00 pmEvent Schedule - 20th Anniversary Iowa's African American Festival

22jan10:00 am11:00 amDavid Young townhall

22jan12:00 pm12:45 pmMoral Mondays IOWA: Is it safe to drink the water?

22jan3:30 pm4:30 pmDavid Young Town Hall

22jan5:30 pm9:00 pmQuad Cities: LGBTQ Speakers Bureau Training

22jan5:30 pm9:00 pmQuad Cities Speakers Bureau Training

22jan6:00 pm8:30 pmDiscussion: Expansion of large livestock facilities across Iowa

22jan6:30 pm8:30 pmIowa City: Community Round Table!

22jan7:00 pm7:00 pmBoone County Democrats CC Meeting

22jan7:00 pm8:30 pmBi-Partisan Caucus Education Forum

22jan7:00 pm8:30 pmDes Moines: Iowa Caucus Education Forum

23jan9:30 am10:30 amDavid Young Town Hall

23jan9:30 am2:30 pmDes Moines: Healthcare Showdown Lobby Day at the Statehouse

23jan10:00 am4:00 pmTeamster Lobby Day

23jan11:30 am12:30 pmDavid Young Town Hall

23jan4:00 pm6:00 pmUrbandale: Water Quality Public Hearing

23jan5:30 pm7:00 pmDes Moines Southside Democrats meet on Healthcare.

23jan6:00 pm8:00 pmMeet and Greet for Cindy Axne for Congress

23jan6:00 pm7:30 pmStalking in the Cinema: a Discussion

24jan12:00 pm1:00 pmHate Speech & Anti-Semitism

24jan1:00 pm2:00 pmDavid Young Town Hall

24jan3:30 pm4:30 pmDavid Young Town Hall

24jan4:00 pm6:00 pmWater Quality Public Hearing - Washington, IA

24jan6:30 pm7:30 pmSite and Precinct Leader Caucus Training

24jan6:30 pm8:00 pmAt the River I Stand: Film screening and discussion

25jan7:30 am2:00 pmImmigrant Advocacy Day

25jan8:00 am9:00 amDavid Young Town Hall

25jan9:00 am10:00 amWalknTalkDaily With John Paschen

25jan9:00 am12:00 pmDes Moines: Iowa Latino Day on the Hill

25jan10:30 am11:30 amDavid Young Town Hall

25jan4:00 pm6:00 pmWater Quality Public Hearing - Harlan

25jan4:30 pm6:30 pmOpen House on Flood Control Initiatives

25jan5:00 pm6:30 pmFundraising Event to Elect Pat Heiden

25jan5:30 pm5:30 pmPints & Politics - Le Claire

25jan5:30 pm7:00 pmDes Moines: Reyma for Iowa HD 38 Launch

25jan6:00 pm6:00 pmDrinks and Democrats - Scott County Democrats

26jan9:00 am2:00 pmEducation Day - I'll Make Me a World in Iowa

26jan4:30 pm7:30 pmLeg. Forum on Mental Health

26jan5:30 pm7:00 pmIowa City: 1st Anniversary Postcard Party!

26jan5:30 pm11:55 pmMike Carberry Campaign Kickoff and Birthday Bash

26jan5:30 pm11:55 pmMike Carberry

27jan8:30 am8:30 amLegislative Forum in Sioux City

27jan10:00 am12:00 pmWill you be able to VOTE?

27jan11:00 am12:00 pmLegislative Forum - DeWitt

27jan12:00 pm1:00 pmAbby Finenauer's Bellevue Meet & Greet

27jan1:00 pm2:00 pmDavid Young Town Hall

27jan2:00 pm4:00 pmIowa City: Moms Demand Action 5 Year Celebration

27jan5:00 pm7:00 pmSenator Joe Bolkcom Welcomes SD 19 Candidate Amber Gustafson

27jan5:00 pm8:00 pmDes Moines/Ankeny Moms 5 Year Celebration

27jan(jan 27)11:00 pm28(jan 28)7:00 pmCelebration Day - 20th Annual Iowa African American Festival

28jan4:30 pm4:30 pmMeet and Greet with Pete D’Alessandro

29jan6:00 pm8:00 pmClear Creek Watershed Coalition Landowner Meeting

30jan9:00 am3:00 pmLGBTQ Day on the Hill

30jan9:00 am4:00 pmPublic School Parents & Supporters Day at the Capitol

30jan6:00 pm9:00 pmMeet and Greet for Cindy Axne for Congress

31jan7:00 am10:00 amAsian & Latino Coalition Legislative Breakfast

31jan8:00 am12:00 pm2018 Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Day on the Hill

31jan10:00 am2:00 pmCYDI Day on the Hill with State Senate Candidate Zach Wahls

31jan12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Art of the Provocative Opinion Piece - An Obermann workshop

31jan6:00 pm8:00 pmMock Caucus

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ISSUE OF THE WEEK

Water Quality

"Over 50% of Iowa’s waterways that have been tested have been found to be impaired, that's more than 750 impaired waterways. Iowa is the second-leading contributor to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Communities across this state struggle to provide safe drinking water to our citizens."  (R. Hogg) Yet Governor Reynolds wants to fast-track a water bill that does not require agricultural operations responsible for nitrates and phosphorus flowing into Iowa waterways to do anything. The bill does not set bench marks, solid goals, funding requirements or adequate oversight for achieving water quality objectives.

MORE INFORMATION:

Iowans deserve a watershed approach to water quality
~The Gazette, 1/15/18

Group’s poll shows support for sales tax increase to fund water quality projects
~Radio Iowa, , 1/11/18

2018 Iowa Legislative policy priorities
~Center for Rural Affairs, 1/9/18

Iowa: Now is the time to act on water quality
~Center for Rural Affairs,1/8/18

Iowa needs real action for water solutions
~Rob Hogg, guest columnist, The Gazette

TAKE ACTION:

Contact your state Representative or Senator and tell them you are OPPOSED to Senate File 512 because it  sets no goals. It establishes no watershed management governance  and does not target high-priority watersheds. After cutting millions from many water programs, Senate File 512 will spend up to $27 million a year for unspecified water projects beginning in 2021, with the funding coming from sources currently used for schools, local governments, and building infrastructure.  This is a bad and dishonest bill. Tell your legislator we want a water bill that is an honest, comprehensive and properly funded.

 

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