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Support Cathy Glasson for Iowa governor

We have an extraordinary opportunity to election a governor who emerged by popular demand, not from establishment politics.

Cathy Glasson, a grass roots progressive Democrat, has a mission to construct well-defined and bold solutions to our state’s serious problems.

Start with health care. Glasson is an intensive care nurse and understands health insurance. She knows it’s a for-profit industry selling a product that’s unaffordable. Unencumbered by corporate donations and the strings attached, she was able to design a comprehensive universal health care plan for all Iowans.

Glasson does not propose half measures. She wants a $15 minimum wage phased in quickly because it’s long overdue. Full-time workers like nurses’ aids, custodians and technicians shouldn’t need second jobs to survive, nor should they have to rely on public assistance. She also intends to fully fund public schools and strengthen employee unions.

She’s new to politics but not to governing. As former union organizer and president, Glasson knows how to negotiate, budget, manage and deal with emergencies. She has the endorsement of National Nurses United and Iowa CCI Action.

There’s a growing movement in this country that’s about doing politics differently. Support Glasson for governor.

Betty Salmon

Urbandale

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