Nov 1-Dec 15  – Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act
The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is shorter than in previous years, and there is less money put to advertising of the open enrollment period. Go to or call 800-318-2596 for more information.

Nov 19-Dec 14 – 26 Days of Action Against Gun Violence (Grinnell)
In the wake of recent mass shootings, Grinnell residents launched “26 Days of Action Against Gun Violence,” which will end December 14 with a vigil marking the Newtown massacre. Organizers have tried to meet with Pete Brownell, national president of the NRA, but to no avail. See the Facebook event page for details.

Wed, Dec 20 – Bold Iowa Gathering of Gratitude (Des Moines)
A party to thank all who’ve supported the work of Bold Iowa during its first two years of work, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 735 19th Street. Food and drink catered by Gateway Market and Cafe. RSVP to

Wed, Dec 27-28 – Feast of the Holy Innocents Retreat & Witness (Des Moines)
The retreat is at the Des Moines Catholic Worker, 1310 7th Street, and the action is at the National Guard Drone Command Center, 3100 McKinley Ave. Contact Frank Cordaro for more details

Mon, Jan 8 – Des Moines Climate Action Plan (Des Moines)
The City Council meets at 4:30 at the Municipal Service Center, 1551 E. M.L.K. Jr. Pkwy. A coalition of environmental groups is proposing the creation of a Climate Action Plan for the City to lower greenhouse gases to net zero on a quick timeline, and this proposal will be on the agenda. Supporters are asked to wear green or blue t-shirts. Contact Carolyn at

Fri-Sun, Feb 9-18 – Play: I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Des Moines)
At 7:30 p.m. Thu-Sat, and 2:00 p.m. Sat-Sun, at Stoner Theater, 221 Walnut St. Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through the Terezin concentration camp, and only about a hundred were still alive when liberated at the end of World War 2. This is the story of Raja, one of the survivors. Produced by Des Moines Young Artists Theater and Jewish Federation of Des Moines. More info and tickets at

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  1. Monica Jenkins

    The Break Free from Fossil Fuels MIDWEST event will take place May 15, 2016 at Whiting Lake Front Park, Whiting, Indiana which is just over the border from Chicago, Illinois. The Rally begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Park Pavilion with a March to the BP Refinery just a few blocks away. The full event details are still pending but will include a water / land blessing as a pre-event that morning and a kayakivist element tbd. Transportation details are still being determined. Some buses are being arranged from Minnesota, Wisconsin, possibly Michigan. We ask that all interested sign up at the website (Please note: as of this writing 3/22, Facebook page has the updated information).

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