DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 7, 2021) — Progressive Action for the Common Good announces that the third annual Earth Day Fair will be held at the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday, May 22, 9AM- 2PM. Although Earth Day was April 22, the Fair was postponed due to the possibility of flooding. The Fair is co-sponsored by the Freight House Farmers Market and WVIK.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 3, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation on Friday, April 30, which extends critical regulatory relief for an additional thirty days to those on the frontlines of COVID19 recovery.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds and 14 other governors issued a joint letter urging President Biden to be more proactive in working with states on environmental conservation in response to an overreaching January 27 executive order that restricted the jurisdiction of states.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate encourages Iowans who receive a “No Activity” mailing from his office to respond quickly. Registered voters who did not participate in the 2020 general election will soon receive the mailing to confirm their residential address. Those who do not respond will continue to be listed as inactive voters until they participate in an election or update their voter registration.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate sent a letter to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today asking her to respect Iowa’s bipartisan election and recount process, State of Iowa law, and the official state certification of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election as US House representative for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.

The text of the letter is below:

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 10, 2021) — On the first day of early-voting in Rock Island County, Friday, March 12, residents of Moline are invited to a gathering to learn about the upcoming local elections and options for early-voting. The rally is scheduled 4-5PM at Prospect Park at the shelter on 31st Ave.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 9, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate honored the US Postal Service district that covers most of Iowa for its efforts in during the 2020 elections. Sec Pate presented a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award to the USPS Hawkeye District during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 8, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter-registration drives on Tuesday, March 30. The date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Iowa ratifying the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 5, 2021) — For the second time in three years, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate earned a national award for his efforts to help Iowans with disabilities vote.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 2, 2021) — Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Roxanna Moritz announced today that her office learned yesterday, March 1, 2021, that her staff had missed an e-mail from staff of the Secretary of State noting that an emergency directive regarding absentee-voting at health-care facilities, primarily nursing homes, also put into effect a new section of the Iowa Code which requires that at least 65 percent of polling places be opened in an electio