Sen Dem Leader appoints Jazmin Newton to redistricting panel

July 6, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls has appointed attorney and community leader Jazmin Newton of Davenport to the Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission. The Commission gathers input from Iowans about new maps that will be drawn for legislative and Congressional districts, based on Census data.

DeJear appointed to redistricting panel

February 10, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls today appointed small business owner and community leader Deidre DeJear of Des Moines to the Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission. The Commission is responsible for conducting hearings to gather input from Iowans about new maps that will be drawn for legislative and Congressional districts.

Celebrating the right to vote

August 17, 2020 Senate Staff 0

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, we have another voting rights victory: Iowa will no longer automatically institute a lifetime ban on voting for all Iowans convicted of any felony.

Senate GOP failed to support bipartisan effort to restore voting rights

August 5, 2020 Senate Staff 0

A permanent solution was blocked by Senate Republicans, who failed to amend the Iowa Constitution to allow more Iowans to vote. Sen. Brad Zaun, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, waited until the 11th hour of the 2020 session to finally get it through the Judiciary Committee but there was no effort to bring it to a vote by the full Senate.