Dear Friends & Allies,

Voter suppression. Reducing & limiting health care options for women.  Shifting money from public schools to homeschools. Massive corporate tax cuts. Scrapping Iowa’s collective bargaining law. Reducing wages for hard-working Iowans.

With Republicans in full control of the Iowa Statehouse for the first time in 20 years, they are planning an all-out attack on our progressive values.

As Democratic lawmakers, we’re preparing to fight hard for our progressive values, but we can’t do it without your help.  We’ve created the Iowa Statehouse Progressive Network to inform, connect, and activate Iowans on Republican proposals at the State Capitol that undermine our progressive values.

With your subscription to the Iowa Statehouse Progressive Network you will receive:

Breaking News Updates: Updates from the State Capitol when Republicans introduce bills or plan debate on issues that attack our progressive values

Action Alerts: Steps you can take to help stop Republicans at the Capitol

Weekly Issue Update Email that includes:

  • Comprehensive tracking of key anti-progressive bills, including links to read bills, current status, and bill summaries prepared by Capitol Staff
  • Key action steps Iowans can take to make a difference
  • Links to find forums for Democratic and Republican lawmakers
  • Links to find and connect directly with Iowa lawmakers

If you’ve received this email, we have already signed you up for our network.  We hope you will share forward this email with friends, family, co-workers, members or other Iowans who want to join our network. They can also sign up at  If you wish to unsubscribe at anytime, click the link at the bottom of this email.

Working together, we can hold Republicans accountable and make a difference this session.

Thanks for all you do!


Rep. Mark Smith, House Democratic Leader

Sen. Rob Hogg, Senate Democratic Leader

Learn More about Legislation

Bill # Bill Description Current Status
SF 2 Defund Planned Parenthood Senate Subcommittee Scheduled: 1/24/17 at 11:30 AM, State Capitol Room 22
SF 47 Requires all voters to present an ID card to cast a ballot Senate State Government Committee
SF 26 Intimidate abortion providers in an effort to limit health care choices for women Senate Judiciary Committee
SF 29 Creates a voucher program to give $4,000 annually to homeschools and private schools; eliminates Iowa Dept. of Education and Iowa Public Television Senate Education Committee
SF 45 Ends retirement security for public employees, including teachers, fire fighters, and police officers (IPERS, POR & 411) Senate State Government Committee
SF 54 Defines abortion as murder, even in cases of rape or incest Senate Judiciary Committee
SF 53 Imposes a 20-week ban on abortions Senate Human Resources Committee

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