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Latest News & Events

Iowa Justice Action Network News & Lobby Day

Iowa’s Day of Empathy is scheduled for Thursday, February 29th and we are preparing to launch statewide.  As a reminder, the Day of Empathy is a national movement alongside and the country’s largest day of action for criminal justice reform.

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Patresa Hartman at Progressive Voices

Singer/songwriter, Patresa Hartman, began sharing her music with others at an open mic in 2011, challenging her long-standing bout with stage fright. Now, after more than a decade of performing, greeting hundreds of audiences, and making 2 full-length albums (with 1 more on the way), you can find her playing venues across the Midwest.

Hartman calls her style soul-folk. A rich, blues voice serves as the vehicle for thoughtful, poetic lyrics. A percussive guitar player, Hartman’s signature finger picking style is the rhythmic foundation for soulful melodies that hint at contemporary country and folk. But Hartman’s roots in gospel and soul become apparent in her turns behind the piano.

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Earth-Centered Learning 

with Shelley Buffalo

Next Webinar

Saturday February 17th 2024, 10-11:30 

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Bill to reinstate the death penalty in Iowa, SSB 3085

Bill to reinstate the death penalty in Iowa, SSB 3085
This bill imposes the death penalty for murdering a law enforcement officer, but don’t let the narrowness fool you.  Once the state spends millions to create a death row, the temptation to use it for other offenses will be strong.

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Zoom Book Discussions on Water Quality and Environmental Issues in Iowa

Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.

The River Knows: How Water and
Land Will Shape Our Future
by Neil D. Hamilton

Zoom includes a conversation with
Neil Hamilton, who is an emeritus
professor of law and the former
director of the Agricultural Law
Center at Drake University in
Des Moines.

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Zoom Book Discussion on Water Quality and Environmental Issues in Iowa

Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m.

The Swine Republic; Struggles
with the Truth About
Agriculture and Water Quality

by Chris Jones

Zoom includes a conversation with
Chris Jones. Jones is retired from
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
at the University of Iowa.

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