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Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

 
4th-term Democrat from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: harkin.senate.gov
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1502
Phone:
(202) 224-3254
Fax:
(202) 224-9369

Main District Office:
210 Walnut St., Rm. 733
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:
(515) 284-4574
Fax:
(515) 284-4937
(more district offices)
 
Background Information
 
Party: Democrat
Residence:
Cumming
Marital Status:
Married (Ruth)
Prev. Occupation:
Attorney
Prev. Political Exp.:
US House, 1974-84
Education:
BS Iowa St. University, 1962; JD Catholic University, 1972
Military:
USN, 1962-67; USNR, 1968-70
Birthdate:
11/19/1939
Birthplace:
Cumming, IA
Religion: Catholic
 
Other Information
 
Term: 4th
First Elected: 1984
Percentage in Last Election: 54%
Major Opponent: Greg Ganske
Committees:
 •  Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry , Chair
 •  Appropriations
 •  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
 •  Small Business and Entrepreneurship
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle
 
Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)
 
5th-term Republican from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: grassley.senate.gov
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1501
Phone:
(202) 224-3744
Fax:
(202) 224-6020

Main District Office:
210 Walnut St., Rm. 721
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:
(515) 288-1145
Fax:
(515) 288-5097
(more district offices)
 
Background Information
 
Party: Republican
Residence:
New Hartford
Marital Status:
Married (Barbara Ann)
Prev. Occupation:
Farmer
Prev. Political Exp.:
IA House, 1959-74; US House, 1974-80
Education:
BA University of Northern Iowa, 1955; MA University of Northern Iowa, 1956
Birthdate:
09/17/1933
Birthplace:
New Hartford, IA
Religion: Baptist
 
Other Information
 
Term: 5th
First Elected: 1980
Percentage in Last Election: 70%
Major Opponent: Arthur Small
Committees:
 •  Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
 •  Budget
 •  Finance , Rnk. Mem.
 •  Judiciary
 •  Joint Committee on Taxation
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle

Representative Leonard L. Boswell (D-IA 3rd)
 
6th-term Democrat from Iowa.
 
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Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: www.house.gov/boswell
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
1427 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1503
Phone:
(202) 225-3806
Fax:
(202) 225-5608

Main District Office:
300 E. Locust, Ste. 320
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:
(515) 282-1909
Fax:
(515) 282-1785
 
Background Information
 
Party: Democrat
Residence:
Des Moines
Marital Status:
Married (Dody)
Prev. Occupation:
Farmer
Prev. Political Exp.:
IA Senate, 1985-96
Education:
BA Graceland College, 1969
Military:
USA, 1956-76
Birthdate:
01/10/1934
Birthplace:
Harrison Co., MO
Religion: Community of Christ
 
Other Information
 
Term: 6th
First Elected: 1996
Percentage in Last Election: 52%
Major Opponent: Jeff Lamberti
Committees:
 •  Agriculture
 •  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
 •  Transportation and Infrastructure
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle
Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA 1st)
 
1st-term Democrat from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Key Votes
 
Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: braley.house.gov
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
1408 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1501
Phone:
(202) 225-2911
Fax:
(202) 225-6666

Main District Office:
501 Sycamore Street, Suite 623
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone:
(319) 287-3233
Fax:
(319) 287-5104
(more district offices)
 
Background Information
 
Party: Democrat
Residence:
Waterloo
Marital Status:
Married (Carolyn)
Prev. Occupation:
Attorney
Prev. Political Exp.:
no prior elected office
Education:
BA Iowa State University, 1980; JD University of Iowa, 1983
Birthdate:
10/30/1957
Birthplace:
Grinnell, IA
Religion: Presbyterian
 
Other Information
 
Term: 1st
First Elected: 2006
Percentage in Last Election: 55%
Major Opponent: Mike Whalen
Committees:
 •  Oversight and Government Reform
 •  Small Business
 •  Transportation and Infrastructure
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle
Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2nd)
 
1st-term Democrat from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Key Votes
 
Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: loebsack.house.gov
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
1513 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1502
Phone:
(202) 225-6576
Fax:
(202) 226-0757

Main District Office:
125 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone:
(319) 351-0789
Fax:
(319) 351-5789
 
Background Information
 
Party: Democrat
Residence:
Mount Vernon
Marital Status:
Married (Teresa)
Prev. Occupation:
College Professor
Prev. Political Exp.:
no prior elected office
Education:
BA Iowa State Univ., 1974; MA Iowa State Univ., 1976; PhD Univ. of California - Davis, 1985
Birthdate:
12/23/1952
Birthplace:
Sioux City, IA
Religion: Methodist
 
Other Information
 
Term: 1st
First Elected: 2006
Percentage in Last Election: 51%
Major Opponent: Jim Leach
Committees:
 •  Armed Services
 •  Education and Labor
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle
Representative Steve King (R-IA 5th)
 
3rd-term Republican from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Key Votes
 
Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: www.house.gov/steveking
E-mail: Contact Via 'Web Form.'

Washington Office:
1609 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1505
Phone:
(202) 225-4426
Fax:
(202) 225-3193

Main District Office:
40 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone:
(712) 325-1404
Fax:
(712) 325-1405
(more district offices)
 
Background Information
 
Party: Republican
Residence:
Kiron
Marital Status:
Married (Marilyn)
Prev. Occupation:
Earthmoving Contractor
Prev. Political Exp.:
IA Senate, 1996-2002
Education:
Attended Northwest Missouri State University
Birthdate:
05/28/1949
Birthplace:
Storm Lake, IA
Religion: Catholic
 
Other Information
 
Term: 3rd
First Elected: 2002
Percentage in Last Election: 58%
Major Opponent: E. Joyce Schulte
Committees:
 •  Agriculture
 •  Judiciary
 •  Small Business
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle
 
Representative Tom Latham (R-IA 4th)
 
7th-term Republican from Iowa.
 
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Bio & Contact Info
 
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Key Votes
 
Member Staff
 
 
Cosponsorship Status
 
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Contact Information
 
Web Site: www.tomlatham.house.gov
E-mail: tom.latham@mail.house.gov

Washington Office:
2447 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1504
Phone:
(202) 225-5476
Fax:
(202) 225-3301

Main District Office:
1421 S. Bell Ave., Ste. 108A
Ames, IA 50010
Phone:
(515) 232-2885
Fax:
(515) 232-2844
(more district offices)
 
Background Information
 
Party: Republican
Residence:
Alexander
Marital Status:
Married (Kathy)
Prev. Occupation:
Businessman
Prev. Political Exp.:
IA Republican Party Secy., 1990-94
Education:
Attended Iowa State University
Birthdate:
07/14/1948
Birthplace:
Hampton, IA
Religion: Lutheran
 
Other Information
 
Term: 7th
First Elected: 1994
Percentage in Last Election: 57%
Major Opponent: Selden Spencer
Committees:
 •  Appropriations
 
PAC Contributions
 
2007-2008 Election Cycle
2005-2006 Election Cycle

Iowa
Dec 22, 2009

 

Map of Iowa Disctricts

 Congressional Districts

The Iowa Legislature

 

Iowa Governor Chet Culver, Lt Gov.

Patty Judge

Office of the Governor/or Lt. Gov. of the State of Iowa

State Capitol

Des Moines, IA. 50319 (515)281-5211  Fax (515) 281-6611 


COPA
Mar 23, 2010

 COPA Sign up Forms

 

Summary of Regulations
Governing COPA Solicitations

 1. Local Unions, State organizations, and APWU Auxiliaries may, and should, use their treasury funds to urge members to contribute to the APWU Committee on Political Action (COPA). This is our way of helping to elect congressional representatives for working people.

2. Fund-raising efforts may include:

  • Personal appeals by Union officers and stewards directed to members (hand the member a COPA contribution form).
  • Articles in your local Newsletter or Paper, including a COPA contribution form for use in sending contributions.
  • Direct mail appeals for contributions (include a COPA contribution form).
  • Raffles (which must comply with state law).
  • Bake sales.
  • Rummage sales.

3. Union treasury fund expenditures should not be more than one third of the amount raised for COPA. For example, if a Local purchases a prize for a COPA raffle, the cost of the prize may not exceed one-third of the amount raised for COPA. (If it does, COPA must return some of the money to the Local.)

4. Solicitations of COPA contributions may only be sent to people who are part of the APWU family.

  • This group, called our "restricted class" includes:
    • all APWU members and their families,
    • all APWU retiree members and their families, and
    • all APWU Executive and administrative employees and their families.
  • "Solicitations" are rather broadly defined to include communications that encourage COPA contributions or provide detailed information about how to make them, in addition to outright appeals for donations.
  • This means that, if you use your Local Newsletter or Paper for soliciting contributions, you should not send that issue to people outside our "restricted class." Do not send those solicitations to unions other than the APWU, public officials, or other people who might ordinarily be on your mailing list.
  • This also means that Union Bulletin Boards and Web Pages that reach people who are not part of our "restricted class" may not be used for COPA solicitations. It is permissible to:

    • Announce the existence of COPA and explain the legal requirements that apply to its activities;
    • Provide information about how much COPA has raised, the number of contributors, and the number of candidates supported; and
    • Identify federal candidates who have been supported by COPA, as long as the publication does not suggest that support for COPA would help elect or defeat those candidates.

5. The Hatch Act prohibits all "political activities" on postal premises. The special Counsel who enforces the Hatch Act has interpreted this to mean that COPA fundraising activities are not permitted on the workroom floor or in non-work areas, including steward rooms or union offices on postal premises.

6. All COPA solicitations, in publications or personal appeals, should be accompanied by a "disclaimer" that gives assurances that all contributions are voluntary and that no favor will be bestowed or withheld as a result of a contribution or the failure to make a contribution. The following language, which is on the APWU COPA contribution form, should be reprinted in any publication or correspondence urging COPA contributions:

Contributions or gifts to COPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. COPA will use the contributions it receives for political purposes, including making contributions to candidates for federal, state, and local offices, and addressing political issues of public importance. Contributions to COPA are voluntary. More or less than the suggested amount may be given, and the amount given or the refusal to give will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited. Federal law requires political action committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.

7. Contributors should be asked to use the COPA contribution form. This will assist COPA in meeting its reporting requirements and will automatically provide contributors the disclaimer language quoted above, which appears on the form.

 


Hatch Act- Newspaper-website rules
Jun 10, 2009

 

 Federal Elections, Union Publications and Union Websites

Hatch Act Guidelines

OPM guidelines on Hatch Act activities

 

 

Button & T-shirts

Hatch Act for Federal Employees - Office of Special Counsel

Hatch Act - Postal Guidelines


Labor Laisons
Apr 03, 2009

 

Senator Harkin's Labor Rep.

Tom Larkin

150 First Ave NE, Suite 370 Cedar Rpaids, IA  52401

 


Political Action
Aug 15, 2011

 Register to VOTE!

HR 22 - Save the USPS contact your elected rep - use this link to send them an e-mail Get a copy of HR 22 - click here

 

Support HR 22
USPS Needs Financial Flexibility
 

 

Surviving the Postal Crisis

NAPUS Consolidation and Closing Guide

 

 

 

USPS, like every other entity in America, is facing severe economic challenges.  Without relief, the postal service would be forced to make very serious changes to it's business model that potentially devastates employees, mail volume, and postal customers.  HR 22, a bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives John McHugh of New York, and Danny Davis of Illinois, would be extremely helpful in providing some needed help.
 
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 require the Postal Service to make an annual payment ranging from $5.4 billion to $5.8 billion from 2007 to 2016.  In addition, under the Act, USPS makes an additional payment for its current retiree health benefits until 2016.
 
HR 22 would allow the Postal Service to pay its retiree health premiums out of the Retiree Health Benefits Fund, rather than make a separate payment from its operating budget. 
 

Please take the time to ask your Representatives and Senators to support financial relief and flexibility to the USPS.  Without it, the Postal Service would be forced to consider drastic actions (some of which have been addressed in the media in recent weeks), that we should hope to avoid.

Sample Letter to Congress on subcontracting


APWU
Sep 01, 2011

 

Legislative Greasroots Coordinator - APWU

Donna Dean, Central Region. 937-320-9454, Fax 937-320-9496

and cell 937-212-1878. 2430 Dayton Xenia Rd. Suiite B Dayton, OH. 45434

Legislative PPA Presentation

Legislative Profiles

NPC Presentation 2010


Postal Policy
Sep 11, 2008

08/2008

 

Managers,

 

As we near the upcoming Presidential election, I would just like to send a reminder to you concerning the Hatch Act, which governs the political activity of Postal Service employees.   The Hatch Act affects some political activities, including off-duty activities, for Postal Service employees.  The Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations, has prepared the following examples of permitted and prohibited activities for Postal Service employees:

 

Postal Service employees may:

·        Be candidates for public office in non-partisan elections.

·        Register and vote as they choose.

·        Assist in voter registration drives.

·        Express opinions about candidates and issues.

·        Contribute money to political organizations.

·        Attend political fundraising functions.

·        Attend and be active at political rallies and meetings.

·        Join and be an active member of a political party or club.

·        Sign nominating petitions.

·        Campaign for or against referendum questions, constitutional amendments, and municipal ordinances.

·        Campaign for or against candidates in partisan elections.

·        Make campaign speeches for candidates in partisan elections.

·        Distribute campaign literature in campaign elections.

·        Hold office in political clubs or parties.

 

Postal Service employees may not:

·        Be candidates for public office in partisan elections.

·        Use their official authority or influence to interfere with an election.

·        Collect political contributions unless both individuals are members of the same federal labor organization or employee organization and the one solicited is not a subordinate employee.

·        Knowingly solicit or discourage the political activity of any person who has business before the agency.

·        Engage in political activity while on duty, or in any government office, or while wearing an official uniform, or while using a government vehicle.

·        Solicit political contributions from the general public.

·        Wear political buttons on duty.

·        Display political bumper stickers on official vehicles or while using a POV as an official postal vehicle.  

 

 If you have any questions or concerns about the Hatch Act, please contact Labor Relations.

 

 

 

 

The Anti-Lobbying Act — Lobbying Restrictions for Employees

The Anti-Lobbying Act is a federal law that prohibits Postal Service officers and employees acting in their official capacity from engaging in grassroots lobbying campaigns that directly or indirectly encourage the public to contact government officials in support of, or in opposition to, pro­posed or pending legislation.

Example: A Postal Service employee may not partici­pate in a press conference organized by a non-governmental advocacy group called to criticize a legisla­tive proposal, nor may an employee ghostwrite statements for a grassroots lobbying campaign.

The Anti-Lobbying Act also prohibits the direct or indi­rect use of Postal Service funds to pay for material intended to influence a member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government to support or oppose any legislation, law ratification, policy, or appropriation.

Example: A series of letters on official stationery sent to mass mailers urging them to write to their elected repre­sentative to support specific legislation would constitute a prohibited direct expenditure under the Anti-Lobbying Act.

Example: The provision of facilities, equipment, tele­phones, etc., to a private lobbying group for a grassroots lobbying campaign supporting specific legislation would constitute a prohibited indirect expenditure under the Anti-Lobbying Act.

Advice concerning the Anti-Lobbying Act is available to Postal Service employees by calling the Ethics Help Line at (202) 268-6346, or by sending an e-mail inquiry to ethics.help@usps.gov.

 




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