One Year Ago Today . . .

Dear Friends, One year ago today, Iowans rallied at the Polk County Courthouse to support landowners suing state government over the abuse of eminent domain to build the Dakota Access pipeline. That case now advances to the Iowa Supreme Court. Its ramifications for other eminent domain fights, climate change and water quality are significant. Today, one year later, Bold Iowa issued the following press release. Please take a few minutes to read and share it . . . and please make a donation to support Continue reading →

Gathering of Gratitude

You’re invited! We’re hosting an informal gathering of gratitude to thank all who’ve been active in the work of Bold Iowa this year. We also want to thank the many people who’ve worked with Ed, Maddie and Forrest to make the Fallon Forum a successful alternative to shock-jock radio. We’ll have hors d’oeuvres catered by Gateway Market and Cafe, beverages, and some music. At 6:30, we’ll have a short presentation to thank a few of the many bold Iowans who’ve made a difference in 2016 and Continue reading →

Demand Politicians, Not Taxpayers, Pay Lawsuit Settlement

Click here to sign petition. We call on Iowa Senate Republicans to pay the $2.2 million tab to settle Kirsten Anderson’s sexual harassment lawsuit. On July 18, a Polk County jury rightfully ruled in Kirsten’s favor. But taxpayers shouldn’t pay for the sexually inappropriate and demeaning behavior of a handful of politicians and their staff. Demand that Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) and the Iowa Republican Party pay the settlement fee.