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Iowa

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Iowa is a battleground state. Obama won Iowa twice and, and while Trump won Iowa in 2016, the President’s support has been falling among voters state-wide.

Trump’s trade war is having a seriously negative impact on Iowa’s economy. As both an agricultural and industrial state, Iowa relies on international markets.

These conditions are improving our chances of defeating Senator Joni Ernst, taking back seats in the Iowa General Assembly, and winning Iowa’s 6 Electoral College votes in 2020. We need your help to win big in Iowa!

Our Targets:

8

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

4

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

1

UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT

6

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

Joni Ernst is one of the most endangered Republican Senators in 2020. Ernst is in her first term as a senator. But Ernst’s ties to Trump have been dragging down her popularity as the President’s approval rating continues dropping in Iowa.

Republicans currently have a unified majority in the Iowa General Assembly. But state Democrats have a chance at taking control of the Iowa House in 2020.

After picking up five seats in 2018, Iowa Democrats just need to win four seats in 2020 to earn a majority in the Iowa House. With your help, we can flip Iowa up and down the ballot!

What's at stake

Gerrymandering

While nonpartisan legislative staff draw maps in Iowa, maps are ultimately approved by the state legislature and lawmakers can draw their own maps if they reject nonpartisan maps. Without state constitutional protections against partisan gerrymandering and after the Supreme Court’s decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, electing a pro-democracy majority in Iowa is the best way to ensure fair redistricting in 2020.

Workers’ Rights

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn’t been raised in 10 years. Iowans need the minimum wage to go up so their paychecks keep up with the rising cost of housing.

In Iowa, about 75 percent of minimum wage workers are women. Because of the gender wage gap, Iowa women lose an average of $463,760 from their pay over their lifetime.

Reproductive Rights

As of 2017, 93% of counties in Iowa had no clinics that provide abortions. Nearly 60% of all the women in Iowa live in these counties, which means none of them have local access to care.

Iowa requires people getting an abortion to undergo an ultrasound before receiving the procedure. The state also requires parents of minors to be notified before an abortion is provided.

Protecting and expanding access to reproductive healthcare (including abortion) is possible by electing a Democratic majority in the Iowa General Assembly.