A Grim Picture–Minimum Wage

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Minimum Wage | 0 comments

A GRIM PICTURE–MINIMUM WAGE by Mary Ann Ahrens, West Des Moines, Iowa   We hear much talk about growing Iowa and increasing our economic development base. We know that, in order to grow Iowa and recruit new business, one must have a trained workforce that earns living wages.   The reality is that we have thousands of workers in Iowa earning minimum wages that have not kept pace with inflation.   It is unconscionable that our...

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Calling all Women to Action

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Elections | 0 comments

Calling all Women to Action….and anyone passionate about the importance of women’s issues in this upcoming election! Women make up the majority of our population and we do vote!  We have the power to use our vote to elect those who respect and support women and want to continue efforts to help women gain educational and economic equity.   We need your help and your voice to express your valuable perspectives on women’s issues on our Blog and/or...

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Help for the Uninsured

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

There was additional information revealed recently regarding the controversial decision on Telemedicine by the Iowa Board of Medicine. The whole controversy has centered on whether the Planned Parenthood Telemedicine procedure is safe. A Polk County Judge ruled to stay the Board of Medicine’s decision against Planned Parenthood questioning the issue of safety. In response, abortion opponents lashed out at the judge with a veiled threat about a...

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End Branstad’s Reign of Error

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

There was additional information revealed recently regarding the controversial decision on Telemedicine by the Iowa Board of Medicine. The whole controversy has centered on whether the Planned Parenthood Telemedicine procedure is safe. A Polk County Judge ruled to stay the Board of Medicine’s decision against Planned Parenthood questioning the issue of safety. In response, abortion opponents lashed out at the judge with a veiled threat about a...

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Branstad’s Secret Payments Scandal

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The Register’s extensive months long investigation exposed this week that Governor Branstad’s regime has made secret payments of over a quarter million dollars to fired former state employees.  It appears these were all well qualified, experienced state employees who were fired simply because they were perceived to have the “wrong” political views. The translation is they were Democrats or labeled as non-team players.  In addition, the Branstad...

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