Monica Vernon released the following statement in response to Rod Blum’s vote to shut down the government today.
"Every day I talk with Iowans who want fundamental change in Washington - a Congress that works for the middle class, not the special interests."
– Monica Vernon
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In celebration of Women's Equality Day yesterday, former small business-owner and current Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon hosted Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a number of Dubuque women in a lively discussion around women's economic equality and security.
Democratic congressional candidate Monica Vernon observed the 80th anniversary of Social Security by sharing stories about the Depression-era retirement program with current retirees.
"I think about my daughters." said Vernon. "If one of them would become pregnant and choose to raise the child, have it, raise it, whatever, just being pregnant could get her fired from a position."