Solid progressive news is the foundation of activism.  But most of us don’t have time to sit  at our desks all day to find the important progressive news stories.  At Activate Iowa we pull together important news stories from around the state so that you don’t have to sift through your Facebook feed, or keep tabs on every newspaper in Iowa in order to be informed.

Progressive news sources like Bleeding HeartlandIowa Starting Line and The Union Leader are crucial for all of us and we hope you will check out their sites and support them.  But we also post stories from the Des Moines Register, the Cedar Rapids Gazette and other main stream media. Finally, we have updates and information posted from organizations and individuals.

If you want to make sure your story is on our feed, contact us!  We will contact you back shortly we promise!

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NowThis Election
Republicans want to make it way more difficult for people to vote — the cast of The West Wing needs your help to stop them
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Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. That's what she registered as a lobbyist for.

Iowa GOP
If Cindy Axne wants to change the system, then why is she a registered lobbyist? Since she's touting her endorsement today, take Elizabeth Warren's advice: "End lobbying as we know it"

Iowa doesn't need more lobbyists or another Elizabeth Warren. Iowa doesn't need Cindy Axne.
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What a pathetically lame smear.

They only want the lobbyists that an pay them well.

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The Union Leader

Buzz Malone is a longtime union member, organizer, labor historian and writer.

Iowa Starting Line

Iowa Starting Line is a news site devoted to bringing readers breaking news, in-depth analysis, and general coverage of Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. Starting Line works to provide a unique take on the Iowa political scene that others may not be covering.

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