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MORNING MESSAGE Chris Simmons College For All Means Dignity For All My name is Chris Simmons, and I want to tell you why we need – I need – Free College For All now. I grew up in Newton, Iowa, a small city east of Des Moines. For a hundred years, Newton was the...

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MORNING MESSAGE Ai-jen Poo Ask 2020 Candidates To Support Universal Family Care This Saturday at the People’s Presidential Forum, hosted by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund and People’s Action, I’ll be joining Lou Ann Burkle — a Des Moines...

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MORNING MESSAGE Linda Armitage What A Homes Guarantee Means To Me I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a decade...

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MORNING MESSAGE Barb Kalbach Medicare For All Is A Matter Of Life Or Death For Rural America Rural hospitals are often the economic heart of a community. Worse, when minutes mean the difference between life and death, every hospital that closes leaves patients in...

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MORNING MESSAGE The Iowa People’s Presidential Forum Will Be A No-Stump Zone It’s time. After months of preparation, the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum will be this Saturday, September, 21, at noon in Des Moines. At Iowa CCI Action, we’re ready – buses from all...

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