Author: Christoffer Lammer-Heindel

Chris is Chair of the Dubuque Democratic Socialists, and a teacher at Loras College.

August Meeting this Sunday

On Sunday from 6:30-8:30 PM the Dubuque Democratic Socialists will gather at the UAW hall for our regular monthly meeting. Our delegates to the DSA/YDS convention will give their report and answer questions. If you have questions about the convention or the national strategy and organizing priorities, please bring them! Other business and discussion topics will include: School board…

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Chair’s statement concerning the ACA and Medicare for All

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is committed to engaging in (1) defensive struggles to protect those who are most vulnerable, (2) social democratic struggles to redistribute wealth and power to the working-class, and (3) ideological struggles to reframe the political narrative in our country. This three-prong strategy informs our work surrounding healthcare. Hence, we…

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Iowa DSA members: call your senators on May 10th about the AHCA

Last week, House Republicans forced through an inefficient and truly unjust healthcare bill: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In immediate response, DSA’s National Political Committee issued a statement and call to action urging members across the country to call their Senators to pressure them to reject the House’s AHCA.   The Dubuque Local of DSA…

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The only acceptable replacement for the ACA is Medicare for all

The DSA’s National Political Committee has issued a statement concerning the Republican’s morally reprehensible proposed “Repeal and Replace” approach to the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). Their statement reads in part: For democratic socialists, the most reprehensible aspect of the House Reconciliation Budget Bill to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act is that it…

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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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