What We Do
There are currently four thrusts to our effort, but as our group grows we intend to expand the scope and depth of our work. Get connected to our efforts and find out ways you can bring your issues and ides to the group.
Choosing better leaders, advancing our issues
HFM Iowa is already actively involved in the 2020 election. Politics in Iowa and America are not going to change unless we change the kind of leaders we elect and unless we change the terms of the public debate. Our Candidate Endorsement and Engagement working group aims to identify and build support for candidates running on our people-first principles. Most recently, we are focused on bringing Universal Basic Income to the forefront of the Iowa Senate Primary Race. Click here to find out more about our work.
Transforming How We Vote
Many of America's deepest political problems stem from fundamental problems in our outdated election system. Plurality-based voting systems tend towards two way races, where people are forced to chose between the "lesser of two evils". The ways elections are run tends to favor the most partisan candidates. The ways that elections are funded leads to limited choice and undue lobbyist influence. We aim to change the rules of the game and push for new, 21st century approached to voting and elections.
Building a New Kind of Coalition
Andrew Yang's Iowa campaign activated a wholly new body of politically active Iowans and his message penetrated deep within the electorate. Our goal is to build on that momentum and create a new coalition of concerned citizens ready to take action. Not only do we intend to grow supporters of a Humanity First agenda, but we intend to train and mobilize future leaders.
Offering a New Vision of Politics in Iowa and Beyond
American politics has fallen into a rut. Both parties have been talking past each other for decades. The rhetoric has stayed shockingly the same over the last few decades, even as the country has changed so much. One of our thrusts is to develop exciting new ways of talking about our problems and solutions. The way to bring America together is not to seek out a weak middle, but to offer a bold new plan that does not fit into either partisan box.