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I have dedicated nearly a quarter century of public service in the Iowa House to standing up for what I felt was the right thing to do – from defending the rights of workers to organize, to ensuring women make their own health care decisions, to making sure gay men and women can marry. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve received my fair share of hate mail, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve been able to make for Iowans during my time in Des Moines.…
Right now, in some places in America, you can be fired from your job simply because of who you are or who you love. It’s true. And because of Washington, that injustice may continue.
On Monday, the U.S. Senate moved towards a vote to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – 17 years after it was first introduced. Both Democrats and Republicans are voting yes – an unusual occurrence in Washington these days. But incredibly, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans vow to continue the fight against what’s right.…