Kim Weaver Endorsed By The Alliance For Retired Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tim Nelson
tim@weaverforcongress.com
515-346-4778

 

Kim Weaver, Democratic Nominee for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, was endorsed Thursday, October 6th, by the Alliance for Retired Americans.

Midge Slater, President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, said in a statement released Thursday, “We support Kim Weaver because she has shown leadership on the issues that matter to older Iowans. She is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefits cuts, ensuring these earned benefits will be there for current and future generations. Weaver will also work to protect pensions and make health care affordable. Iowans would be well-served with her in Congress.”

Weaver said in her own statement released Thursday, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans. As a Long-Term Care Ombudsman, I work with and support seniors every day, and I’m excited to take that fight to Washington. While my opponent wants to gut Medicare by turning it into a voucher system, and wants to weaken Social Security by privatizing it, I will work to expand Medicare to cover nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and I will fight to protect Social Security.”

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national organization of over 4 million retirees. The Alliance works to make senior voices heard on laws, policies, politics and institutions that shape their lives.

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Kim Weaver Statement on Steve King's Hyde Amendment Remarks

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Kelso

press@weaverforcongress.com

515-408-9314

 

Kim Weaver, candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, released a statement today in response to comments made by Congressman Steve King on Friday during a hearing on the Hyde Amendment.

“We’ve all become somewhat numb to the outrageous, inflammatory, and divisive things my opponent says, because he says them so often. Comparing low-income women of color with unintended pregnancies to a dog with a litter of puppies, though, is a new low, even for Steve King. It was appalling and disgusting, and frankly I was shocked when I heard what he said during the Hyde Amendment hearing on Friday. And believe me, it’s not easy to shock me when it comes to statements made by Steve King.

“The fact that he has once again disparaged people who don’t share his heritage and skin tone by comparing them to animals brings to mind a question: Does he do this to intentionally de-humanize what he calls other ‘subgroups,’ or is it that he actually doesn’t look at them as human beings, and he sees them more like animals? It’s one of those questions where either answer is horrible, and frankly, should be unacceptable from a member of Congress. Iowans deserve to have a Representative that will actually address real issues instead of one who is only known for insulting and disrespectful statements.”


Statement on King's Display of Confederate Flag

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2016

Contact: David Kelso

press@weaverforcongress.com

515-408-9314

 

Kim Weaver’s Statement on the Confederate Flag Displayed On Congressman King’s Desk

Sheldon, IA – “Today I learned, like a lot of Iowans did, that my opponent, Congressman Steve King, proudly displays a Confederate flag in a prominent place in his government office. Like a lot of Iowans, I’m disgusted by his gross insensitivity to the millions of Americans for whom that flag is a symbol of racism and division, and I join them in calling on Mr. King to remove it immediately.

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