Legislative Priorities

Promote equal access to voting and ensure all votes are counted. 

Demand government accountability and transparency:

  • Change legislative rules to require all amendments and bills discussed in a committee to be available to the public prior to a vote.
  • Continue virtual committee and subcommittee meetings to encourage more direct citizen participation.

Rethink our approach to criminal justice and ensure equality for all:

  • Ensure equal treatment under the law, regardless of race, racial mixture, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Amend the Iowa Constitution to restore voting rights for those with past felony convictions. 
  • Oppose the death penalty.

Protect Iowa’s natural resources and environment:

  • Build upon the state’s successful container redemption law (bottle bill).
  • Fund REAP at no less than $25 million.
  • Increase the sales tax and dedicate new funds to environmental initiatives that improve the quality of our lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • Develop state strategies to address climate change.

Improve the health and safety of Iowans:

  • Fund the entire range of services in the regional mental health and disability services system.
  • Ensure Medicaid services are comprehensive, accessible, and reimbursed at an adequate level. 
  • Guarantee access to women’s reproductive health services.
  • Promote responsible gun ownership.
  • Boost public knowledge of human trafficking in all its forms and support its victims.

Build Iowa’s workforce:

  • Fully fund all levels of public education (preK-12, community colleges, Regents universities), including adequate computer technology and affordable Internet connectivity, and oppose the use of vouchers for private and home school education.
  • Adopt policies and fund programs that welcome refugees and immigrants to Iowa.
  • Continue to expand access to childcare.
  • Require public and private employers adopt fair chance hiring practices (ban the box).