Heartland Forum brings Democratic focus to rural America

Dickinson County News | April 2, 2019

Five candidates lay out their vision for bringing the Heartland back into the fold

The Democratic Party seems to know one thing for certain: that the road to winning in 2020 runs through rural America… Continue Reading

April 2, 2019

Local Leader Spotlight: Jill Applegate

movementforchildcare.org | March 14, 2019

Tell us more about the organization that you work with. What is its mission and how do you go about accomplishing it?

Every Child Matters works to make children’s issues a nation-wide priority, specifically through nonpartisan electoral engagement. It’s why we say, “Vote For Kids!” I am the Iowa Program Manager, and my specialty is getting candidates for elected office on the record about how they’ll invest in kids… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Gubernatorial Candidates Share Views on Iowa’s Children and Families


Des Moines, IA – The Children’s Policy Coalition today released responses of the two major-party candidates for governor in Iowa – Republican incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic retired businessman Fred Hubbell – to questions posed on important child and family policy issues… Continue Reading

August 6, 2018

Explore details, experience of Fred Hubbell, Iowa Democratic governor nominee

The Des Moines Register | May 22, 2018
by Brianne Pfannenstiel

Hubbell sat at the center of a long conference table in a downtown Des Moines office building facing about a dozen child and family policy experts who wanted to know how he, as governor, would promote a healthy workforce by addressing early child care needs… Continue reading

May 22, 2018

Next Governor must represent kids, too

All children are special; they are not a special interest. When every child gets a fair chance at success, Iowa’s families, communities and the economy benefit. Our children have a big stake in every election; they too are a large constituency affected by the decisions of our elected officials. And our elected leaders often hold … Continue reading

March 2, 2018