Now is the time for action!  The GOP tax bill has passed both houses of Congress and is now in reconciliation.  The tax bill is a massive transfer of wealth to the richest Americans. The trillion dollar deficit it creates will be paid for on the backs of working class Iowans. The bill will precipitate cuts to medicare, increase insurance costs with ACA mandate repeal, and discourage higher education through repeal of student loan debt interest deduction.  As Congress works on the tax scam, the FCC is readying to vote against net neutrality.  We need to fight against this to keep an open and free internet. Let’s stand together to protect our future!

Upcoming Rallies and Protests

Thursday, Dec. 7

Rally for Net Neutrality

4:00 PM

Collins Ave. Verizon Store

151 Collins Rd NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

*organized by Demand Progress

Rally Against Trump Tax Scam

12:00-1:00

Rep. Rod Blum’s Cedar Rapids Office

308 3rd Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Saturday, Dec. 9

“Constituent Town Hall (Run Away Rod Blum Invited)”

*Organized by Progress Iowa

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

KTOS – Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services

1770 Boyson Rd.

Hiawatha, IA 52233

Space is limited to 50 people so please rsvp here.

“Citizens from all twenty counties in Iowa’s first congressional district have invited Congressman Rod Blum

to participate in a public town hall meeting on Saturday, after he has refused to do so for 207 days. If ‘Run Away Rod’ Blum continues to duck the public and refuses to attend, constituents will have the opportunity to speak to a cardboard cutout of the Congressman in his absence.”

Rally to Save Net Neutrality

*Organized by Americans for Democratic Action Iowa

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Verizon Store

5925 University Ave

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Holiday Phone Banks and Christmas Cards to Rep. Rod Blum!

During phonebanks, we will be contacting 2016 caucus goers to re-engage them, invite them to the 2018 caucuses, and encourage them to contact their legislators.  Sign up here to express interest in organizing one of these fun events!

Buchanan County Phone Bank

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

601 5th Ave NW

Independence, IA  50644

Linn County Phone Bank

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Coe College Library, Richter Room

1220 1st Ave NE # 2

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Jackson County Christmas Cards to Rod Blum

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

12:00

31496 Iron Bridge Road

Spragueville, IA 52074

Delaware County Phone Bank

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

156 E. Union St.

Manchester, IA

Blackhawk County Democrats Phone Bank and Christmas Cards to Rep. Blum!

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

307 E 4th St

Waterloo, IA  50703

Contact Senators about Tax Scam!

Keep contacting your legislators!

 

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Washington DC: 202-224-3744

Des Moines:  515-288-1145

Cedar Rapids:  319-363-6832

Waterloo: 319-232-6657

 

Sen. Joni Ernst

Washington, D.C.: 202-224-3254

Des Moines: 515 284-4574

Cedar Rapids: 319-365-4504

 

Contact FCC to Uphold Net Neutrality!

The FCC will soon be voting on a proposed plan to gut current internet regulation.  Ending net neutrality would give corporate giants like AT&T and Verizon unprecedented power to control what internet users can access.  Contact the FCC Commissioners and tell them to uphold net neutrality!

Ajit Pai, Chairman: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner: Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov

Brendan Carr, Commissioner: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Travel Days

As I travel the district, I’m trying to meet with as many activists as possible to see how we can best coordinate our efforts.  Below is my travel schedule for the coming week.

Tuesday, Dec 7: Buchanan County

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Delaware County

Thursday, Dec. 13: Blackhawk County

Highlights from Field!

Indivisble SD 33/34/35 had excellent turnout at their rally against the GOP Tax Scam!

Jackson County Democrats had a fantastic turnout at their Pints and Politics event with IA-01 candidate George Ramsey!

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