Let’s approve 2nd nonpartisan redistricting plan

October 21, 2021 Senate Staff 0

If Republicans vote down the second map, that will be the clearest sign yet that they are rushing to gerrymander Iowa’s legislative map and rig election outcomes in their favor. They can make a definitive statement today against gerrymandering by stating they’ll vote for the fair, non-partisan maps that were just released.

Economy recovering thanks to Biden, Dems

October 15, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Pres. Biden & Congressional Democrats provided much-needed help to Iowans through the ARP. Statehouse Republicans want to give more tax cuts for the wealthiest few. We support tax cuts for hard-working families–those who need the relief. We oppose more state handouts & sweetheart deals for Gov. Reynolds’ financial donors & friends.

Republican leaders must rule out gerrymandering, accept second map

October 14, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Republicans are threatening Iowa’s fair, nonpartisan redistricting process. They have continually kept on the table the prospect of adopting a new, secret district map drawn by unknown lobbyists and powerbrokers. They must rule out gerrymandering and accept the second legislative map that we’ll see next week.

Iowans support fair, non-partisan maps

September 23, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowa citizens have had their say on the first redistricting map. At both the federal and state levels, the districts have nearly the same number of voters and follow local government boundaries when possible. Iowans overwhelmingly support fair, non-partisan maps, and they don’t want politicians making changes to benefit one side or the other.

Iowa Redistricting Plan 1 Released

September 16, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Senate Democrats are reviewing Plan 1 to ensure it meets all the legal and constitutional requirements for redistricting. Iowans deserve a fair redistricting process, without partisan interference. We encourage Iowans to examine Plan 1 and to make their voices are heard at three public hearings next week.

Special session set for redistricting

September 14, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowans deserve a fair redistricting process, without interference from politicians, and without partisan amendments. The Legislature should approve Plan 1 during the October 5 special session if it meets all the legal and constitutional requirements.

Democrats invest $100 million in Iowa Affordable Housing

September 9, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowans have another reason to be thankful that President Biden, Rep. Axne, and the Democratic Party passed the American Rescue Plan. Because of their leadership, Iowa is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar effort to increase affordable housing across Iowa. This is great news for hard-working Iowans and their families as we work to build back better.

Statement on Texas Abortion Ban

September 1, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Earlier this week, Gov. Reynolds said, “I believe and trust in Iowans to make the best health decisions for themselves and their families. I will continue to support individual liberty over government mandates.” The truth is that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans have consistently undermined the freedom of Iowans to make their own health care decisions.