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Our Revolution Iowa

Our Revolution Iowa is a state network run by local grassroots organizers.

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Our Revolution Iowa has endorsed a slate of progressive champions who are running to make sure our cities work for all people, not just the wealthy few. But we can’t win without your support!

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Learn more about our endorsed candidates in
Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City and more below.

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Indira Sheumaker for Des Moines City Council, Ward 1

Indira started the People’s Town Hall to give voice to those often ignored by the City Council. Her policies to reduce police powers, increase support for the homeless, and promote public utilities show that she will advocate to bring Power to the People and fight the status quo.

Justyn Lewis for Des Moines, City Council, At Large

founded a group to educate Iowans about racial injustice and ways to create structural change that correct it—starting with ending racial profiling and qualified immunity. His small business experience also made him a leader with experience dealing with an ongoing Des Moines problem — our drinking water.

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Tamara Marcus for Cedar Rapids City Council, District 3

Tamara Marcus
combines the heart of a social justice advocate with the mind of a climate scientist. Through Advocates for Social Justice, Marcus brought the present council to create a Citizens Review Board as a first step to reform the criminal legal system. Not waiting for national action, she is pushing local governments to achieve net-zero energy to slow climate change.

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Athena Gilbraith for Mayor of Davenport

believes that broadening the diversity of leadership will help the entire city of Davenport recognize, and then solve, issues it is now neglecting such as unaffordable housing and unfair policing. She is a practical activist—opening her own child care center when her provider became unaffordable; and spontaneously organizing a protest against a white supremacist speaker, and getting the host to promise such an event would never occur again.

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Matthew O’Kane for Sioux City Council

is advocating that local COVID relief funds should first go directly to the people most impacted by the pandemic, not to government buildings. Matthew has long worked to support houseless and food insecure people in the area, and will continue to do so on the council.

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Ross Grooters for Pleasant Hill City Council

has delivered on the issues he campaigned on four years ago. He helped lead the Council to raise starting EMT and firefighters' wages to $15/hour. Grooters helped create a local storm water management plan that adopted the state DNR standards, and he continues to advocate for better standards. His long time union membership as a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad leads Ross to advocate for issues vital to working people such as wages, health care costs, and improved internet connectivity and competition.

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Together, these candidates will tackle issues that matter to our state — social, economic, environmental, and democratic policies that assert the will of the people and the protection of the planet, not big corporations and political inertia. Powerful forces won’t go down without a fight. That’s why we need your help!

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