We Live Here, Too

Rural issues should be the concern of every Iowan, but the Iowa legislature has been leaving us behind by not putting working people and the health of the land and its communities first. We need a new voice in Des Moines—someone to agitate, to ask the questions, to tell the stories percolating up from the grassroots because we live here, too.

I will be a voice for working people. I am a decidedly rural, Democratic voice who meets people where they are and listens to their stories. The path to a thriving tomorrow runs through the very heart of rural Iowa—the steward of the land, the small town, the family farm, the local public school. This is the Iowa I know, believe in, and am ready to stand up and fight for.


Ruby for Iowa T-Shirts

Ruby for Iowa T-Shirts

Get your own Ruby for Iowa t-shirt to show your support our campaign! But don't wait—they're available for a limited time. These shirts are union made in Iowa by Raygun and come in adult and child sizes. To order, visit our merch page.

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Thank a Librarian with #Postcards2Libraries

April 20-24 is National Library Week! Let's celebrate our local public libraries and librarians—anchors who are working behind the scenes for their communities every day. I have long said, 'librarians will save the world' and it's never been more evident how important...

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Book Club

There There: Part 1

In this post we’ll be discussing Part 1: Remain (pages 13-78) of There There by Tommy Orange. Thank you for continuing to be a part of our book club! Each chapter of the book is narrated by one of the twelve featured characters—Part 1 was four chapters long and we...

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There There: Prologue

Welcome to our very first (virtual) book club meet-up! Our first selection—chosen by poll—is There There by Tommy Orange, published in 2018. Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and...

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