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No one should have to work 2-3 jobs to barely make ends meet. The minimum wage was worth more 50 years ago than it is today. As Governor, Cathy Glasson will call on the Iowa legislature on her first day in office to increase the minimum wage to $15 & index it to inflation going forward.

“Everybody covered, nobody left out.” Cathy Glasson is the only candidate for Iowa Governor endorsed by National Nurses United because she will fight for a universal single payer health care plan that includes coverage mental health and reproductive care. As Governor, Cathy will make sure no Iowan gets left behind.

ICU nurse & union leader Cathy Glasson believes the number one job of the Governor is to improve the standard of living for all the people of Iowa. Her platform centers on three bold ideas: creating a universal health care system, raising the minimum wage to $15 and the right to join a union no matter where you work. Cathy Glasson knows these three big ideas will lift up the lives of 1 million Iowans.

Union leader Cathy Glasson will stand up to the corporations and make sure Iowa workers always come first if we elect her Governor. Cathy will work to roll back so-called right-to-work laws in Iowa and restore the union rights that were stripped away from 184,000 public employees. But she will do even more. As Governor, Cathy Glasson will find new ways for Iowa workers to join a union or employee association no matter where they work.

On February 5 at the Democratic Caucus, our bold progressive movement took a big step forward with thousands of Iowans braving a major snowstorm and dangerous wind chills to stand up for a better future for their families. 1/3 of Democrats who showed up at the Caucuses were part of our movement. Hundreds of young people participated for the first time. They are fighting to get a seat at the table. This is Iowa Rising.

Cathy Glasson knows health care is not a luxury. It’s a fundamental human right. As a union leader and ICU nurse, Cathy has spent decades on the frontlines of the fight to improve health care for everyone. Cathy supports a national Medicare for All plan, but since Republicans in Washington won’t act, Iowa needs to lead the way. As Governor, she will work to pass a universal, single-payer health care plan to cover every Iowan, including mental health and reproductive health care.

The first step in Cathy Glasson’s plan to change the lives of a million Iowans is creating a universal health care plan. As an ICU nurse and union leader, Cathy has been on the frontlines working to reform our broken health care system for decades. She knows health care is not a luxury. It’s a fundamental human right.

It will take a new approach to cure Iowa’s rigged political system and change our priorities. We don’t need a multi-millionaire businessman who doesn’t understand the problems facing working people. We need ICU nurse and union leader Cathy Glasson as our next Governor.

Cathy Glasson will reverse the disastrous Branstad-Reynolds scheme that defunded Planned Parenthood clinics across Iowa and left 14,000 Iowans without access to their doctors.

As Governor, Cathy Glasson will work to restore Planned Parenthood funding and fight to reopen these critical health care facilities from Bettendorf to Sioux City.

Universal healthcare, $15 minimum wage and union rights. Cathy Glasson´s plan lifts up 1 million Iowans.

I’ve listened to Iowa. To my friends and neighbors. My fellow workers, my union brothers and sisters. Our young people and our retirees. To teachers, nurses, farmers. I’m ALL IN for a better future for Iowa. I’d be honored to be your Governor.

I’ve been traveling the state and listening to Iowans and what I keep hearing is they’re fed up. They’re sick & tired of working two and three jobs to get by… But I also hear over and over that they’re ready to rise up for bold, progressive change in 2018. For $15. For union rights. For universal single-payer healthcare.

Too many Iowans can’t earn enough to pay their basic monthly expenses. Cathy Glasson’s plan will raise the minimum wage and improve the lives of over 1 million Iowans.

As Governor, Cathy Glasson will work to restore Planned Parenthood funding and fight to reopen these critical health care facilities from Bettendorf to Sioux City.

Cathy Glasson won’t back down and won’t give up on the issues that really matter to Iowans.

Listen to Cathy speak on why unions are so important to Iowa’s future.

Listen to Cathy address the opioid crisis that affects so many Iowans now at days.

Listen to Cathy speak on why Medicaid is so important to Iowans.

It’s time to send a message to the corporate lobbyists who pull the Republicans’ strings…To the bosses & billionaires who’ve been dictating the agenda in Des Moines: Your days of controlling our state are numbered. It’s OUR time!

Watch Cathy’s speech to the Iowa Democratic Party. Then join our movement for a bold progressive Iowa. http://www.cathyglasson.com/signup/

I’ve traveled the state from Dubuque to Moravia, from Milford to Keokuk… talking to everyday Iowans who feel like they’ve been left behind. They’re tired of a rigged economy. They feel cheated by politicians who are bought and paid for by corporations and CEOs. They’re hurt by a healthcare system that puts care at the bottom and profits at the top. They’re disgusted when corporate farms are dumping chemicals into our water & big pharmaceutical companies are pumping opioids into our communities.

With our country torn open by Mother Nature, we’ve seen America’s heart. I’ve watched with pride as my fellow nurses, doctors, hospital workers & our first responders stand in the eye of the storm. We’re reminded why government matters—fully funding our health & human services saves lives.

I’m exploring a run for Governor of Iowa in 2018 because working people have been beaten down for too long… This year, the Governor and the Legislature stripped union rights from 184,000 Iowans. But they didn’t stop there. They actually lowered the minimum wage in Iowa’s largest counties. Their policies are wiping out the middle class.