“We are in this dangerous delta surge because of failed leadership from Iowa Republicans. They rejected $95 million to protect our students, have embraced vaccine skepticism, and continue to ignore our responsibilities to each other.” –Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls
We must lay the foundation for a robust & equitable recovery for all Iowans. The federal bipartisan infrastructure bill can jumpstart our efforts. It will allow us to overhaul our infrastructure, build a stronger economy & improve life in every community, while creating great jobs & training Iowans in the skills to fill them.
Iowa Republicans need to stop gambling with our children’s lives, and start following the science. We need to listen to public health experts and epidemiologists, not Republican politicians and horse de-wormer salesmen.
Governor, your mistakes and political posturing are endangering children, and threaten to further disrupt their education. You need to change course ASAP.
Iowans are begging Governor Reynolds to keep our kids, our schools and our communities safe. Other Republican Governors are working to make classrooms safe places for all children. We call on Iowa’s governor to do the same.
Kim Reynolds and Iowa Republicans in the Legislature are preventing our kids from returning safely to in-person school. Republican policies and failed leadership have allowed the COVID Delta Variant to spread unabated throughout our state. It’s fitting the Governor announced the return of INDYCAR to Iowa today: her COVID-19 policies have our state going in circles.
For too long, survivors of sexual abuse have held the entire liability for the long-term effects of the abuse they suffered. It is time to shift the cost back where it belongs, to the perpetrator and to the organizations who covered up for them.
State Senator Kevin Kinney of rural Oxford, a veteran law enforcement officer, says new criminal penalties could make it unsafe for citizens pulled over by unmarked vehicles.
Today US Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard, and Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls sent a letter to federal officials requesting an independent investigation into last month’s deadly assaults at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, as well as the increasing violence within Iowa’s correctional facilities.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, neighbors and co-workers. In addition to ensuring that justice is served, we must also ensure that state leaders address chronic understaffing and other systemic problems at our prisons before we have more deaths.”
–Sen. Todd Taylor, Ranking Member, Justice System Budget