We MUST reverse the slide in women’s reproductive healthcare rights. Our voices MUST be heard in Des Moines. I will fight for all of you. Thank you, Martha Hedberg!
Extra special thanks to former state senator Jean Lloyd-Jones for her letter of support in the Gazette today! What an inspiration she is to our campaign! “I have never voted for a woman just because she is a woman, although I believe more women in public office would be a plus. My vote is based […]
The #NAMIwalks kickoff luncheon today was nothing short of inspiring. The people who spoke and shared their stories demonstrated just how important it is to have an organization like NAMI that creates community and advocates for mental health. Earlier, I was fortunate to talk with Leslie Carpenter, an amazing woman, mental health advocate, and President-elect of the […]
Sen Janet Petersen is right. On all counts. I stand with and for Iowa women and girls. Stand with me! Should this pass the Iowa House and be signed into law, women and girls will have fewer healthcare rights than livestock in Iowa. The Iowa taxpayer will foot the bill for all the legal challenges […]
“If not you, who? If not now, when?” Determination. A call to action. It’s on each one of us individually and on us collectively. It is about caring enough for our children and their future to stand up and not give up. That pretty much sums up last evening’s vigil to end gun violence in […]
We have a mountain of work to do to support women and families. Passing this “bill” is not one of those. In addition to the minor problem of unconstitutionality, and apparently viewing Iowa’s women as guinea pigs in the attempt to push a test case up to the US Supreme Court, the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill”, […]
Special thanks to Jason Kander for stopping by to talk to our Indivisible Iowa group! United we stand against voter Suppression. Learn more about his program, Let America Vote, by clicking the link in the title!
I stand with and for women. I stand with and for women who want access to birth control, and whose access to both birth control and women’s healthcare has been made so much harder by the de-funding of Planned Parenthood. I stand with and for women whose right to control and make decisions about their […]
Every other month, the Johnson County Democrats cook and serve the free lunch for those in the community who need it. It is truly enjoyable to work together as a group, and most of all, to talk to the good people we serve. I wish the need were not there, but as long as it […]
I do not believe the death penalty is effective, I do not believe it is humane, I do not believe it is worthy of us as Iowans. I believe we have much more important priorities to address. I spent years of my Foreign Service career overseas advocating for human rights and serious judicial reform. Reinstating […]