Des Moines council pressure
Joe Henry June 9 2020.
The City Council hasn’t been listening to the citizens of Des Moines and failed to pass a strong ordinance on Monday to ban racial profiling and a number of key elements to ensure citizen oversight.
We will have another opportunity to speak up in the coming weeks. Please contact your council member today and urge him/her to ban racial profiling, adopt a citizen review board and end police brutality.
Need more information, call or text me at 515-208-7312.
Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Jack Hatch was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."
- Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)