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.

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.

Iowa GOP is a step closer to rigging Iowa elections

October 5, 2021 Senate Staff 0

This is a clear signal Republicans are willing to use a partisan gerrymander to keep themselves in power, regardless of the will of we the people. Now is the time for Iowans to make their voices heard, contact their legislators, and demand that Republicans stop going down their dangerous road.

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.

Delta surge is result of failed GOP leadership

September 10, 2021 Senate Staff 0

“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

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.

Iowa Republicans own Delta surge

September 2, 2021 Senate Staff 0

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.