Introducing the Iowa Progressive News Network, The First Major Initiative of the Iowa Progressive Alliance.

“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”

Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

The purpose of the Iowa Progressive Alliance is to bring the voices of people involved in progressive and liberal political action to those that might be inclined to join them. We are water protectors, rousers of rabbles, and oligarchworriers. We believe that people are more important than profit, that it is better to have merit than inherit, and that value of life cannot be found in a wallet.  We recognize that the corruption infecting our government has begun to poison our society. We share the desire to improve the lives of Iowans, Americans, and the people of Earth. We may not agree on every detail, but we are willing to discuss it in a civil and intelligent manner.

Anyone interested in contributing is welcome to submit their work. Progress is accomplished through the efforts of the individual and the group, through daily grinding and giant leaps, through the change of attitudes and the inevitable advancement of culture and knowledge. This is a movement of which you’re already a member. Welcome.

We will be rolling out several new initiatives to water the grassroots that grow in Iowa over the next few months. We welcome anyone interested in joining these efforts

  • The Iowa Progressive News Network

The Iowa Progressive Alliance (IPA) is aggregating sources of news and opinion from the state. If you have a site, or you are covering news in your community, please let us know. In the coming months, we will be covering the gubernatorial and Iowa legislature races, activism and advocacy for progressive values, and anything else of interest to the progressive movement in our state.

The articles, posts, documents, etc. on this site should be considered living documents as they are subject to change or edit as new information becomes available. Feel free to comment either on a post or to submit a comment or refutation. Discussion and learning are the cure for ignorance, and our only enemy is ignorance.

  • Healthcare Deep Canvass in Iowa

In collaboration with Moveon.org, the IPA will release materials to allow you to canvass your neighbors and community about their opinions of the new healthcare legislation proposed by Republicans in the House and Senate. Lives are on the line, and the best way to defeat this legislation is to force our elected officials to recognize their loyalty is to Iowans, not their campaign donors.

  • The TRUE Spirit of America Rally

Join us in Ottumwa, Iowa in August to show your fellow Americans that the true spirit of America burns in your heart.  Last March several “Spirit of America” Rallies were held around Iowa and the country. The organizers claimed they wanted “to put out a positive message and get people to get involved and stay involved” in support of President Trump. That “positive” message included vitriol, hyperbole and hate speech. The IPA supports truth, justice, and the American way, something supporters of President Trump have tried to pervert. We will stand up to show them a better way forward.

If you have any questions or want to join the effort please contact iowa.progressives.contact@gmail.com. All work on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you’re interested in using our work please contact us.

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