Letters to the Editor

Defy Koch agenda by supporting Heckroth

Remember the name Thomas Heckroth.

Rep. Rod Blum consistently votes against the interests of ordinary Americans and needs to be turned out of Congress. His agenda mirrors that of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

The Koch brothers pledged between $300 and $400 million this year to re-elect people like Blum whose policies end up shifting money and power to the economic top.

Blum voted to privatize Social Security, make Medicare a voucher program, mask sources of big money in political campaigns, block measures to overturn Citizens United, and put skids on clean water and air.

Contrast that with Heckroth, a candidate for Congress on the June 5 Democratic primary ballot, who wants real protection for Social Security, a $15 per hour minimum wage, strong unions and workers and action on climate change. Heckroth believes health care is a right, not a provilege.

Heckroth’s experienced in business. He was an aide to Sen. Tom Harkin in Congress. Working in the Department of Labor, he upheld wage-earner’s rights against unfair practices. He can do the job.

Choosing Heckroth for the general election, and making sure he gets the votes to win in November, is a building block toward defeat of the Koch brothers and restoration of the American middle class.

Linda Svoboda

Cedar Rapids

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