Moral Mondays IOWA

Moral Mondays IOWA logo is a blue state with the gold seal of the state of Iowa

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 30 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.

The 2022 Legislative Session: Due to COVID-19 and our desire to keep everyone safe, Moral Mondays IOWA is all virtual again this year. We'll host MMI each week via Zoom, using the same format of presentation and Q&A. We'll also live streamed the Zoom to the Moral Mondays IOWA Facebook page. Unless otherwise noted, MMI is held 12:00 - 12:45 PM.

new this legislative session: Moral Mondays Iowa Express!

We have an exciting new addition to our Moral Mondays IOWA lineup: Moral Mondays IOWA EXPRESS. When we need to get information out quickly, especially at this time in the legislative session, we will head to Facebook live for a shortened one-on-one conversation to educate and engage advocates on the issue.

On March 28 we took the opportunity to sit down with Melissa Peterson, Iowa State Education Association, to talk about the “transparency” bill as well as vouchers: MMI EXPRESS: Public Schools, Transparency, and Vouchers

And another MMI EXPRESS conversation was held March 29 with Pete Hird, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, to discuss the unemployment bill: MMI EXPRESS: Protect Unemployment Benefits

Please take a few minutes to listen to both conversations. They are very informative. You will learn more about what is happening right now at the Statehouse and how best to take action. And please share both conversations with your email and/or social media network!

previous topics during the 2022 legislative session
Screenshot of a Zoom meeting with several people who attended a virtual gathering about current Iowa legislation in 2021

MARCH 7: Will reproductive healthcare be accessible in Iowa?

FEBRUARY 28: Punching down on the LGBTQ+ community

FEBRUARY 21: Labor Rights in Iowa

FEBRUARY 14: Voting Rights Press Conference

FEBRUARY 7: Food insecurity in Iowa

JANUARY 31: The three things that matter in life: Taxes. Taxes. Taxes.
View the slides from the Common Good Iowa presentation.

JANUARY 24: Underfunding and over-managing our public schools
Two handouts from the presentation: SSA - the numbers and K-12 and Higher Ed underfunding - FY17-22

A collage of multiple photos of faith leaders in favor of mask mandates and usage during the COVID-19 pandemic
list of sponsoring organizations

AFSCME Iowa Council 61
American Association of University Women of Iowa (AAUW Iowa)
Americans for Democratic Action Iowa
Center for Social Ministry
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)
Progress Iowa
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.