The corporate special interest group controlling Republicans at the Statehouse said this week that vouchers are their next priority. If it’s approved, it will divert hundreds of millions from public schools to home schools/private schools instead (SF 29
). After years of underfunding by Republicans, our public schools can’t afford it. Watch the video above and learn more about the Republican voucher plan (aka Education Savings Accounts).
Can you make it to a forum this weekend in your neighborhood? The full list is below. If not, can you contact your local legislators
this weekend and tell them to vote NO on vouchers?
Here are some other issues that you should ask Republicans about this weekend:
- Republicans just introduced the most extreme gun bill Iowa has ever seen. It will allow guns on college campuses and courthouses; effectively eliminates the permit needed to buy a gun; and expands the use of deadly force. You can read the bill here (HSB 133)
- The GOP plan to lower wages for 65,000 Iowans could be debated next week in the House. Shouldn’t the Legislature be raising wages instead of lowering them? Vote NO on HF 295
- Republicans are planning to defund Planned Parenthood and cut critical health care services for women like cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing. Vote NO on SF 2