Join the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Interfaith Round Table of Wastenaw County, and Ames Progressive Alliance in standing up for our Muslim and refugee brothers and sisters. How can I help? Show your support of our Muslim and refugee neighbors by posting a sign in your yard or business. Order one here.
In 1986, Ames voters passed a local sales tax via a public vote. That vote was based on the idea that some of the money would go to decrease property taxes and the rest would go to human services, the arts and community betterment. Since then, many dollars have been going to items historically paid … Continue reading Take Local Action: Email Ames City Council Today
The March for Science is officially scheduled for April 22, 2017 in Washington DC. Satellite marches are being organized across the country including in Des Moines Iowa. About the March (from https://www.marchforscience.com/ ) The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. … Continue reading March for Science – Apr 22
November 29, 2016 in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium at the Ames Public Library. The focus was on building connections between Ames residents, including Iowa State University students who make up a large part of the Ames community. Our goal was to start the work to ensure that Ames is an inclusive community where all differences are valued. If you are interested … Continue reading Inclusive Ames, A Time to Act
September 15, 2016 — Our second Progressive Pints night was focused on literacy challenges in our community. Several parents shared their personal stories, including Helen Blitvich of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa who has been a great advocate for students with dyslexia in our district. We also heard an update from Ames School Board member Alisa Frandsen on the Literacy Plan … Continue reading Progressive Pints on Literacy
August 18th, 2016 — We hosted our first Progressive Pints night to discuss the many issues faced by residents with disabilities and how to help at the local level. We also heard an update on the Miracle League Field and Playground being considered by the Ames Parks and Recreation Commission. Small group discussions centered around: – Universal design … Continue reading Progressive Pints on ADA
July 17th, 2016 — Over 100 Story county residents came together to share stories of discrimination and brainstorm ways they could eliminate them. They wrote their ideas down. The APA and Body of Christ Church pulled some categories of change from all submissions on which, we believe, together, we can have an impact. They are: Cultural sensitivity training for … Continue reading Partnering to Protect: A Community Conversation on Race
April 3, 2016 — We enjoyed an afternoon of amazing food, games, friends and community at Torrent Brewery! We got caught up on the great work the Ames Progressive Alliance has been doing with the Ames Community Solar Initiative and others to move progressive ideas forward.
October 29, 2015 — Watch full video of the forum here.
September 1, 2015 — Watch full video of the forum here.