The Iowa Progressive Alliance (IPA) is the voice of the progressive community in Iowa. As the largest progressive social media entity in Iowa, we affirm our responsibility to educate our community responsibly. The following are the political demands of the IPA, the progressives of Iowa, and the people of the United States.
Debt-Free Higher Education
The Iowa Progressive Alliance supports the passage of legislation that would make higher education in the United States debt-free.
Existing policy models like Rhode Island Promise are possible solutions for the debt crisis facing American students. In a world where a bachelor’s degree has replaced a high school diploma, the IPA demands action to alleviate the pressures facing the US student body.
The Iowa Progressive Alliance supports the passage of legislation that would raise the marginal tax rate to 70% on income greater than $10 million. The IPA supports legislation that would create a 2% wealth
tax on assets above $50 million.
The IPA demands action on income inequality and fair taxation is the first step toward meeting this goal.
The Green New Deal
The Iowa Progressive Alliance supports the passage of the Green New Deal. Climate change is an immediate threat to our social order. This fact is accepted by the United Nations, the US Department of Defense, and nearly universal scientific consensus. There is strong evidence for bipartisan support for the Green New Deal.
The IPA demands the immediate passage of the Green New Deal.
The Iowa Progressive Alliance calls for the immediate legalization, taxation and regulation of cannabis. In a state where racial minorities make up a disproportionate majority of cannabis arrests, this is an issue of civil and social rights. There is strong bipartisan support for the legalization of cannabis. The IPA also recognizes the windfall funding source that cannabis legalization represents to our school, infrastructure and first responders based upon experienced in other states that have legalized cannabis.
The IPA demands immediate rescheduling and legalization of cannabis.
Medicare for All
The Iowa Progressive Alliance supports Medicare for All. The Iowa Progressive Alliance believe the United States is as capable as other first world democracies and should provide health care for all its citizens. There is strong bipartisan support for government action on healthcare.
The Iowa Progressive Alliance demand that this action be to provide a gold standard Medicare for all US citizens.
Raise the Minimum Wage
The Iowa Progressive Alliance supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The minimum wage is no longer a living wage, it must be in order to alleviate the poverty facing this state. In the current system, taxpayers support businesses that pay their staff minimum wage through social welfare programs. The IPA believes that the business community should serve the people of this state and nation.
The IPA demands the immediate increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.