AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
PZ - Environmental Planning & Zoning
Be it resolved that the livestock buildings sighting requirements shall be a local prerogative.
ER - Environment Enhancement and Regulation
Be it resolved that legislation be enacted to mandate energy efficient engines and alternative energy sources.
Be it resolved that the State government and the EPA unite to fully implement and enforce the Clean Water and Clean Air Act against corporate animal farms and factories.
Be it resolved we support research into clean alternative energy sources and mass transit.
SE - Environmental Safe Energy
Be it resolved we support significant increase in government support for clean, renewable, and efficient fuel technologies
SA - Structure of Agriculture
Be it resolved we support major reform of America’s agriculture policy, primarily through the Government’s shift of support from the large animal factories to family-scale enterprises.
Be it resolved we support organic and sustainable agricultural practices, and the creation of locally produced "value added" products.
US - U.S. Agricultural Policy
Be it resolved that we support full funding of the Resource Enhancement And Protection Program (REAP) from the Environment First Fund.
EC ECONOMY, COMMERCE & LABOR
WR - Workers Rights and Safety
Be it resolved that we support immigration reform.
PI - Pension and Insurance
Be it resolved that we support the current ratio of employee/employer contributions for the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (IPERS) and support a level of funding based on actuarial assumptions.
ED - Economic Development
Be it resolved that Iowa place more economic development emphasis on small businesses.
Be it resolved that additional support be given to NASA.
Be it resolved that we support the creation of millions of jobs by moving quickly to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
LW - Living Wage
Be it resolved the minimum wage be increased and future increases be indexed to the cost of living.
Be it resolved that we support the right of every U.S. eligible worker to gainful employment with a living wage.
TS - Transportation Services
Be it resolved that no foreign country of company be allowed to manage U. S. Ports.
JS - Job Security
Be it resolved that special incentives and tax breaks negatively affecting working people be eliminated.
TR - Trade Regulations
Be it resolved that we support trade agreements that ensure protection of U.S. workers rights, human rights, and environmental quality.
Be it resolved we support tax penalties for corporations "outsourcing" jobs to other countries.
BT - Budget and Taxation
Be it resolved that tax cuts enacted by the United States Congress in 2003 pertaining to the taxpayers earning over 200k be rescinded and the Federal Budget be balanced.
Be it resolved the State and Federal Governments shall be required to account for the collection all State and Federal funds earmarked for specific projects through a public record.
Be it resolved that the state shall renew and fund the Homestead Exemption and the Veterans Exemption for property taxes.
SA - Student Aid
Be it resolved that the State of Iowa shall increase post secondary grants and loans.
SP - Public School Programming
Be it resolved to support federal funding for reproductive health services and age-appropriate medically accurate sex education.
SN - Special Needs
Be it resolved that we call on Congress to support full Federal funding of Special Education.
SF - School Funding
Be it resolved that we oppose diverting public monies away from public schools to fund vouchers, tuition tax credits, or private for-profit education businesses.
Be it resolved that we support providing adequate funding for public schools at every level, from pre-school through college.
Be it resolved that we support Federal and State funding of college tuition for qualified residents at public and state universities.
Be it resolved that the State of Iowa shall increase post secondary grants and loans
Be it resolved that funding be increased on a per student basis for community college in order to decrease tuition rates.
ST - Standards
Be it resolved we support the repeal of "No Child Left Behind Law".
GL GOVERNMENT & LAW
CR - Civil Rights
Be it resolved that we support the repeal of the Patriot Act
TS - Taxes and Social Security
Be it resolved that we oppose the diversion of Social Security funds for any other programs or projects.
Be it resolved we support cuts in non-personnel defense budge of approximately 15 percent to avoid the need to cut essential military protection programs.
Be it resolved that the Homeland Security Program preserve Americans rights and freedoms and be funded appropriately.
Be it resolved that we support providing adequate state and federal funding for public safety, human services programs, and basic county and city services.
CE - Campaigns & Elections
Be it resolved that the president shall be elected by popular vote.
Be it resolved that every vote cast shall have a paper copy.
Be it resolved that Congress adopt a strict code of ethics and a commission be established to investigate possible violations. .
Be it resolved that lobbyists be banned from giving gifts and travel to members of Congress and their staffs.
Be it resolved that members of Congress be restricted from lobbying for two years after their term.
Be it resolved we support a public funding system for presidential campaigns.
Be it resolved we support the posting of lobbying contacts on the internet so the public can assess the impact of lobbying on public policy making.
Be it resolved that we support limiting all Federal and State elected and appointed officials to a two consecutive terms in their respective elected and/or appointed positions.
CJ - Criminal Justice
Be it resolved that we support the impeachment and removal of the President, George W. Bush, and Vice-President, Richard Cheney, for high crimes and misdemeanors for the run-up to and prosecution of the Iraq War.
IN - Internet
Be is resolved that internet and communication providers be required to protect their clients from viruses, spy-ware and scammers.
Be it resolved that the State of Iowa collect taxes on Internet and mail order purchases
GR - Reasonable Gun Regulation
Be it resolved we support a ban on assault rifles and "Saturday night specials".
VE - Veterans
Be it resolved the Federal Government provide reasonable benefits and care for veterans.
PG - Participation in Government
Be it resolved Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Marianas be granted a final resolution.
Be it resolved that full constitutional privileges be given to the residents of the District of Columbia.
Be it resolved that the English Only Law be repealed.
Be it resolved that Congress must act upon a bill that relates to only one issue and what is relevant to that issue, with unrelated riders and amendments strictly prohibited.
Be it resolved that the United States increase the amount of humanitarian international aid.
Be it resolved that the United States renounce the first use of nuclear weapons.
Be it resolved that the United States support a ban on the development and testing of nuclear weapons.
Be it resolved that the United States provide adequate peacekeeping and redevelopment funding for Afghanistan and Iraq.
Be it resolved that full constitutional privileges shall be given to the residents of the District of Columbia.
HH HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
UH – Universal Health Coverage
Be it resolved that the United States shall institute a single payer universal health care system making Medicare available for all residents.
Be it resolved the government shall guarantee access to affordable health care coverage for every resident of the United States.
Be it resolved that we support Medicare regulations that shall fairly reimburse the qualified healthcare professionals and medical facilities in Iowa.
SC - Stem Cell Research
Be it resolved we support federal support for stem cell research.
ES - Elderly Services
Be it resolved that seniors be allowed to receive health care services in their home.
CI - Health Care Initiatives
Be it resolved that the medical use of marijuana be legalized,
CC - Health Care Costs
Be it resolved that the state and federal government support through increased funding, all Veterans Hospitals.
Be it resolved we support the state of Iowa’s use of its purchasing power to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the best prices on prescription drugs, and pass those discounts on to residents.
Be it resolved that any government health care system be allowed to bargain for the cost of drugs.
SH - Safety in Healthcare
Be it resolved we support the state of Iowa to ban all advertising of prescription drugs through the media.
IA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
RL - The rule of Law
Be it resolved we support the establishment of a Cabinet Level Department of Peace and recognition of the World Court.
TN - Treaty Negotiations
Be it resolved that the United States Senate ratify and participate in the following treaties and conventions:
Rome Statute creating an International Criminal Court.
U.N. Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.
U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Biological Weapons Convention Protocol
Ottawa Treaty to Ban Landmines
U.N. Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming.
Be it resolved the United States comply with the International Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
CU - Cuba (relations with)
Be it resolved that we support normalization of relations with Cuba.
HT - Humane treatment
Be it resolved to support federal funding for voluntary international family planning.
Be it resolved that prisoners and detainees be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention.
ME - The Middle East
Be it resolved that the federal government shall endorse a Middle East policy consistent with international law.
Be it resolved that we support replacement of American troops in Iraq by internationally sponsored Muslim nations’ peace keeping forces.
RT - Response to Terrorism
Be it resolved the United States work with other nations to eliminate terrorist networks and resolve international conflicts.
Be it resolved we support strengthening international institutions and cooperative diplomacy to eliminate the use of weapons.