Moral Mondays IOWA Mission:
To highlight the moral progress at work in the Iowa legislature by discussing legislation that spans a range of progressive issues working for the advancement of Iowa values like equality, fairness, and justice.
Moral Mondays IOWA is a collaborative project designed to highlight the progress at work in the Iowa legislature. A coalition of over 25 progressive Iowa organizations, MMI proactively supports the moral good sought through policies that span a range of progressive issues and works for the advancement of Iowa values like equality, fairness, and justice.
Each Monday of the Iowa Legislative Session
Due to COVID-19 and our desire to keep everyone safe, Moral Mondays IOWA will be going entirely virtual this year. We will host MMI each week on Zoom, using the same format of presentation and Q&A (you do have to register to participate on Zoom). We will also live stream the Zoom to the Moral Mondays IOWA Facebook page where folks can simply watch.
Topics for the 2021 Legislative Session:
February 8: Attacking Access to Reproductive Freedom
12:00 – 12:45 PM | REGISTER HERE
Senator Janet Petersen (Des Moines)
Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (Ames)
Jamie Burch Elliott, Director of Public Affairs–Iowa, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa
Attacks on reproductive healthcare and freedoms are nothing new in Iowa. There have been many extreme ideas, many that have made their way through the Iowa Legislature and even into the courts. Facts do not lie. The attacks that have been successful have had negative consequences in terms of access to reproductive care, increased rates of unplanned pregnancies, increased rates of abortions, and more. There are positive solutions to change the trends in Iowa and to ensure Iowans not only have access to reproductive care but also support for the spectrum of decisions individuals and families must make. Join us on Monday with Senator Janet Peterson, Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, and Jamie Burch Elliott to learn more about the scope of issues as well as how you can advocate for Iowans during the legislative session.
February 1: Attacks on Public Education in Iowa
January 25: Redistricting: The Process and the Impact
List of sponsoring organizations:
AFSCME Iowa Council 61
American Association of University Women of Iowa (AAUW Iowa)
Americans for Democratic Action Iowa
Common Good Iowa
Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace
Family Planning Council of Iowa
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund
Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Iowa Citizen Action Network
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Iowa Conference United Church of Christ
Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church Legislative Advocacy Team
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance
Iowa Safe Schools
Iowa State Education Association
Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness/Advocacy Network
Iowans for Gun Safety
League of Women Voters of Iowa
Methodist Federation for Social Action
National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
One Iowa Action
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa
Plymouth UCC Peace Committee (Des Moines)
Soaring Hearts Foundation
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Walnut Hills United Methodist Church Social Justice Committee
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Des Moines Branch
Please note: The listing of an organizational name does not infer support or opposition to any particular issue or bill but is simply an indicator of the organization’s support of the broader mission of the Moral Mondays IOWA coalition.
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