For Immediate Release

Contact: Roger Ouellette
May 4th 2018

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Cathy Glasson released the following statement Friday evening in response to Governor Reynolds signing the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” :

“Kim Reynolds rushed to roll back the clock on women’s health in Iowa by signing this dangerous, extreme, unconstitutional law today. Instead of standing up to the right wing of her party, Kim Reynolds put conservative politics ahead of the health and safety of Iowa women. Reynolds is out of step with the values of most Iowans and by signing this unconstitutional law she proved she is unfit to be our Governor. Since Kim Reynolds did not do her duty and veto this extreme law, it’s now up to Iowans to veto her at the ballot box in November. We will not go backwards.”

Cathy Glasson, 59, is the President of SEIU Local 199 representing thousands of nurses, health care workers and school support employees across Iowa. She is a registered nurse who worked in the intensive care unit at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she led the effort to unionize her fellow nurses 18 years ago. She lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband Matt, a labor educator.