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Rising to the Challenge: Iowa's Call to Action with 'We Can Do Better'"




Immigrants and Refugees Belong in Iowa: Sarah and Liz are joined by Erica Johnson and Gabriel  Saldana from the Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice to discuss recent anti-immigrant bills that have come through the Iowa legislature and remind folks that Iowa is at its best when it welcomes and embraces new Iowans.


Hey there, Iowans! Have you heard about the latest podcast shaking things up in our state? Iowa: We Can Do Better isn't just any podcast, it's a wake-up call, a rallying cry, and a stark reminder that when it comes to women's health education, we've still got a long way to go.


Their latest episode is about the anti-immigration bills, but the two dove into the latest news first.


Cue the frustration and the question: Can Iowa do better?


Liz, one of the hosts, hits the nail on the head about ten minutes into the episode. "I was not taught accurate information about my body or reproduction, and it screwed me over in life."


She reflects on her own experiences in public education, where the education of women's bodies is brushed over, barely scratched on the surface. Sure, we learn the basics of how babies are made, but what about the nitty-gritty details? The changes our bodies undergo during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum? The mental and physical health issues unique to women?


And let's not forget about the elephant in the room, legislation that undermines women's autonomy over their own bodies. It's infuriating, to say the least. Why should decisions about our health be dictated by anyone other than ourselves?


But here's the thing, Liz and Sarah, the voices behind the mic, aren't just ranting for the sake of it. They're shedding light on a crucial issue, sparking conversations, and challenging the status quo. They're demanding better, and they're not backing down.


So, Can Iowa Do Better?


Stay tuned for more updates, more conversations, and more calls to action. Because here in Iowa, we're not afraid to speak up, stand up, and demand the change we deserve.

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