Vote 2014 for Your Families & YOUR Future!

Do you want to wake up on November 5th, and have this for our Congress? 

and this 

Or do you want a Congress that works and works for the people, for you, and for your family?

Then join me and commit to vote this November 4th! Vote for candidates that will fight to protect the middle class, civil rights, Medicare and Social Security.

Go here to commit to vote in 2014:

Please join me in voting for candidates that believe in true progressive values. Join me in supporting candidates such as Congressman Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate, Staci Appel for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd, State Senator Jack Hatch for Iowa Governor, and Brad Anderson for Secretary of State of Iowa. These are just some of the great candidates that we can vote in to make a change!

Congressman Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate

Bruce has represented Iowa in the U.S. House since 2007, where he worked to promote policies that strengthen and expand the middle class and help create the environment for job creation. He wrote a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers; helping an estimated, 100,000 Iowans get back to work. He worked to create a job-training program for Iowans who wanted to get a new job in the field of renewable energy.

  • Bruce supports raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and tying it to the rate of inflation.
  • Bruce is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will strengthen protections against wage discrimination.
  • While in Congress, he voted to ban the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting records under the PATRIOT Act.

Learn more about Bruce and my thoughts on him here: Bruce Braley

Staci Appel for U.S. House

Staci has fought for the middle class in the Iowa State Senate. She had a steadfast commitment to the people of Iowa and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (my current State Senator) took notice, “I have never seen a freshman legislator come to the capitol and work as hard as Staci Appel.” Staci worked on legislation that included Iowa’s statewide smoking ban, preschool for every 4 year old and she even championed the bill making Iowa the first state in the nation to require equal pay for equal work.

  • Staci even has the endorsements of EMILY’s List, Women’s Campaign Fund, and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Learn more about Staci and my thoughts on her here: Staci Appel

State Senator Jack Hatch for Iowa Governor

Jack has been a leading progressive voice in Iowa, from health care reform to environmental protection and has written some of the most significant legislation of the past three decades in Iowa.

  • Jack wrote Iowa’s first and toughest environmental protection legislation (underground storage tank cleanup).
  • Leading statewide health care reform
  • Fighting to expand access to Medicaid

Learn more about Jack and my thoughts on him here: Jack Hatch

Brad Anderson for Iowa Secretary of State

“Iowa has a proud reputation for civic participation, but there is always room to improve when it comes to voter turnout. I believe the time has come for Iowa to take the reins as number one in the nation in voter turnout, and I have a plan to get us there within the next decade.” – Brad Anderson

Brad has a plan for the office to change the office. He plans to actually do the job.

Here is his plan to make Iowa number one in voter turnout:

  • Simplify the Vote by Mail Process
  • Online Voter Registration
  • Create and Promote an Election Info Hub
  • Reduce Number of Elections
  • Do No Harm

“New Businesses created in Iowa will help us grow our economy and bring jobs to our state, so it is incredibly important that we have a business filing system that is welcoming, affordable and efficient. My goal is simple – a new business should be able to log into the Secretary of State’s website and easily file their paperwork and pay the filing fee in under ten minutes.” – Brad Anderson

Learn more about Brad and my thoughts on him here: Brad Anderson

I believe it is vital for progressives to take back the U.S. House from the radical Republican Party (TEA Party) and to keep control of the U.S. Senate. I believe that if we don’t our nation will head down a dangerous path where corporations and special interest will be able to continue to buy America and control our elected officials.