Political Issues

US Senator Joni Ernst

Town Hall Meeting

US Senator Joni Ernst responds to questions to a gathering of 1,100-1,200 noisy citizens gathered at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Iowa Legislators' Listening Session

Rep. Ken Rizer & Rep. Ashley Hinson

A crowd of 175-200 gathered for conversation with Iowa Rep. Ken Rizer (Dist. 67) and Ashley Hinson (ist. 68) at the Kirkwood Trainingand Service Center in Marion, IA.

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Legislative Forums, 2017

League of Women Voters of Linn County

Each year a series of four forums involving members of the Iowa legislature from Linn County, Iowa, is sponsored and moderated by the Linn County League of Women Voters and held at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

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Candidate Forums, Fall 2016

Linn County League of Women Voters

Election day will be here shortly. The Linn County League of Women Voters has organized a series of forums featuring candidates for the Iowa House, Linn County Supervisors, & Sheriff. If you missed them live, or if you'd like to review one or more forums, you can do so here. Each will be posted a day or so after its occurance.

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13th International Post-Keynesian Conference

University of Missouri at Kansas City

Economists from the world around gathered for three days for presentations and addresses by academic notables, well-known and copiously published, aspiring academics, and students trying out what they've learned of their craft so far for scholars whose criticisms and suggestions will help them fine tune their ideas. All of the Keynote Addresses and selected workshops are available here.

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Bakken Pipeline Protest Actions

Pilot Mound/Boone, Iowa

Protesters gathered at City Hall in Pilot Mound, Iowa, for training and preparation for an action at the Bakken construction staging area adjacent to the Boone County fairgrounds. The action was organized by Bold Iowa, Catholic Workers House, and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, all based in Des Moines.

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Issues Facing Iowans

State Representative Art Staed (Dist. 66)

Rep. Art Staed organized and hosted events at which the plight of working people and the future of education in Iowa were the focus of guest speakers.

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Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

“Real People Ready for Real Solutions”

"Putting Families First" is the theme of this annual ICCI convention, held this year at First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to more than a dozen workshops (two of which are featured here), two Democratic Presidential candidates were interviewed: Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders.

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The Impact of Redistricting, Campaign Finance, and the Media

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center assembled scholars from around the United States to address three issues of current political discourse: campaign finance, media and campaigning, and redistricting. Comments those composing the three panels are arranged in the order presented. For DVD copies of each panel in its entirety, please contact using this email address: editor@neighborhoodnetworknews.com.

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Metro Mayoral and Council Candidate Forums

Leagues of Women Voters of Linn County

Forums for Mayoral and City Council Candidates in Cedar Rapids (City Council only); Marion, Mayor and City Council; and Hiawatha, Mayor and City Council

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Veterans for Peace

Speakers & Events

Veterans for Peace has two chapters in Eastern Iowa: Iowa City, #161; Cedar Rapids, #169. Both sponsor speakers and events open to the public.

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Linn County Phoenix Club

Speakers & Events

The Linn County Phoenix Club is a Democratic membership organization that raises money in support of candidates.

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League of Women Voters

Legislative Forums

The Linn County League of Women Voters sponsors a variety of forums throughout the year.

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1st District Congressional Democratic Candidates

Presentations and Forums

Three events: Five candidates (all Democrats) have agreed to discuss with 1st Congressional District constituents their views of issues related to climate change; the Linn County Democratic Central Committee hosts four of the five candidates for a forum; and the Phoenix Club hosts all five candidates for presentations.

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League of Women Voters in Iowa

Presentations at the State Council Meeting

Campbell and Patterson are legislative lobbyist for the League of Women Voters in Iowa, monitoring and advocating the League's legislative priorities in Des Moines. Their presentation was at a State Council meeting at the Coralville Public Library, Coralville, Iowa.
David Osterberg, Iowa Policy Project, offered a presentation on Water Quality, one of the League's priorities.

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