Month: February 2017

Take Action: Bill gutting consumer protections to be debated on Monday

As part of Iowa’s Koch problem, the Republican-controlled legislature is set to dismantle licensure requirements that protect consumers. Iowa law currently requires various professionals to be licensed in order to practice in the state. However, a bill slated to be debated on Monday would remove this requirement.  House Study Bill 138 would remove the licensing requirements…

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A Democratic Socialist Vision

The 2016 Democratic Party primary proved that, for a great many people, “socialism” is no longer taboo. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, garnered over 13 million votes during the primaries, performing particularly well among millennials. The Dubuque Democratic Socialists is a truly grassroots activist organization affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, a nation-wide…

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