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 2023 Legislative Session: Moral Mondays IOWA is back in-person at the Iowa Capitol for the 2023 Legislative Session! It will also be livestreamed for folks who cannot be with us at the statehouse. As always, we are partnering with the 30+ organizations that are part of Moral Mondays IOWA to bring great information on a variety of legislative topics.
MMI meets on Mondays during the legislation session from 12:00 – 12:45 PM (unless otherwise noted), and is held in Room 305. (From the basement, take the hallway past the cafeteria and stairs to find the north elevator. Take the elevator to Floor 3. After leaving the elevator, go LEFT around the corner to Room 305.) Or, join us virtually on the Moral Mondays IOWA Facebook page.
MARCH 20: Eliminate income taxes? What cuts are ok with you?
Presenter: Mike Owen, Common Good Iowa
The Governor and Republican legislators have a scheme to eventually eliminate income taxes in Iowa. The Iowa Poll showed 56% of Iowans favor “gradually reducing the state’s individual income tax rate until it is eliminated.” But that is the wrong question. The real question should be, “What essential services provided for Iowans by the state do you want to eliminate over time?” Mike Owen from Common Good Iowa will break down the facts regarding the Republican proposal and how it will impact some of Iowa’s most vulnerable people, public education, higher education, and more.
MARCH 13: No Moral Mondays IOWA
MARCH 6: We won’t be silent! Take Action! (LGBTQ bills)
FEBRUARY 27: Coming for our reproductive healthcare rights — from all angles
FEBRUARY 20: What’s up with the HPV vaccine?
Handouts included HPV vaccine rack card, HPV vaccine info, Iowa Immunizes handout, and IPHA brochure
FEBRUARY 13: Putting children in harm’s way — again
FEBRUARY 6: Perpetuating hate against the LGBTQ community
JANUARY 30: How many roadblocks to access food are enough?
Handouts included Don't take food away from Iowans and HF3 is a solution in search of a problem
JANUARY 20: Vouchers (emergency event prior to Senate and House votes)
MARCH 29: Protect unemployment benefits
MARCH 28: Public schools, transparency, and vouchers
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.
JANUARY 24: Underfunding and over-managing our public schools
AFSCME Iowa Council 61
American Association of University Women of Iowa (AAUW Iowa)
Americans for Democratic Action Iowa
Ames Bethesda Lutheran Church - Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team
Center for Social Ministry
Common Good Iowa
Corridor Community Action Network
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 Mental Health Advocacy
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)
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa
Social Justice & Reconciling Team, Walnut Hills United Methodist Church (Urbandale)
Soaring Hearts Foundation
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
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.