At the Iowa capitol building yesterday, hundreds of educators from all across the state rallied against attacks on Iowa workers and Iowa schools prior to marching in a line that surrounded the entire complex.
Meanwhile, several cowardly Republican legislators simply chose not to show up at their own regularly scheduled town hall meetings this weekend, apparently afraid to face constituents and answer directly for their bills that are an assault on 180,000 Iowa working families.
Those that did at least face the music and show up to their own forums were greeted with a few extra faces in the crowd than their usual twenty or thirty town hall attendees on a given weekend. GIVE IT A LISTEN, ALL THE WAY THROUGH...
For Iowa's workers, and the cowardly Republican Legislators who skulked away from their own town hall meetings, TODAY is D-DAY. We anticipate thousands of workers to descend upon the Iowa Capitol today between 4:30pm and 8:00pm, take back the people's house, and demand that our voices be heard.
We will be inside the capitol supporting speakers giving public input to legislators, and we will be outside raising hell when there is no more room beneath the capitol dome for us all. Because this day marks the beginning of a new chapter in Iowa. Where the working class states loudly and clearly that an injury to ANY one of us, is an injury to ALL of us.
Union, non-union, minimum wage worker, and manager, the unemployed, the underemployed, and the small independent business owner. NONE of us have anything in common with the Koch Brothers or ALEC, and NONE OF US stand to benefit or gain from these continued attacks on our wages, our pensions, our healthcare, our classrooms, or our communities. It must stop NOW.
IOWA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
D-DAY Monday, February 13, 2017
4:30pm - 8:00pm