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Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need  #MedicareForAll Now

Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need #MedicareForAll Now

Last week I took over the lobby of the Master Builders of Iowa in Des Moines with 30 other members of Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement Action, the largest progressive organization in our state, with members in all of our 99 counties.  Why, you might ask, did...

We Dare Defend Our Right To A World Without ICE

We Dare Defend Our Right To A World Without ICE

Photo credit: Hometown Action / cc Last week, I dropped my kids off for their first day of school in our small Alabama town of not even 7,000 people. The kids were excited, but I was a nervous wreck.  My kids - eight and eleven - are my heart and joy. Would they have...

The Soul of a Union Man

The Soul of a Union Man

Leo Gerard, a longtime contributor to OurFuture, retires Monday after 54 years as a union man and 18 as the International President of United Steelworkers (USW). We thank Leo for his leadership and tireless efforts for working people around the world.  I was raised in...

Fund Head Start, Not Internment Camps

Fund Head Start, Not Internment Camps

I came to this country from Mexico as a small child because my mother was escaping poverty and wanted to give my sisters and me a better life. She worked hard to make sure we had food on our table and a roof over our heads, often doing two and three jobs at a time....

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C.. We engaged in a peaceful protest after we asked Mitch to step out of the way of #MedicareForAll, and he refused. Why was I there,...

Alabama Won’t Roll Over To The Rising Tide Of Hate

Alabama Won’t Roll Over To The Rising Tide Of Hate

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey just signed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country. Doctors now face up to 99 years in prison for offering to end pregnancies, with nearly no exceptions - including cases of incest and rape. Once again, the people of Alabama...

Candidates, Listen Up! Students Need Free College For All

Candidates, Listen Up! Students Need Free College For All

My name is Naomi Runder. I’m an organizer with Iowa Student Action and a student at Grinnell College.  I never expected to be a student in Iowa. For a while, I wasn’t even sure whether I could be a student anywhere. As I was preparing to graduate high school in...

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

My name is Dr. Laura Kaplan-Weisman, and I am a family physician from Maryland. I provide primary care to people of all ages and all walks of life, and I feel strongly that what our country needs now is universal health care. That’s why I traveled to Washington to...

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