Betty Ahrens

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Betty an Iowa activist.

Mike Lux friend

On Friday March 7 2009 a host team was formed of a "bunch of my old friends in Des Moines" threw a book party for Mike Lux at Don Rios Cantina. Lux's book was "The Progressive Revolution:How the Best in America Came to Be".

The team included Speaker of the Iowa House Pat Murphy and other hosts, Robin Ahnen-Cacciatore, Betty Ahrens, Holly Armstrong, John Cacciatore, Jerry Crawford, Mark Daley, Tim Gannon, Nader Halawa, Jeff Link, Brad Lint, Dave Leshtz, Jennifer Mullin, Jeani Murray, Marcia Nichols, Matt Paul, Aaron Pickrell, Sheila Riggs, Don Rowen & Virginia Rowen, Joe Shannahan, Mike Tramontina, Jessica Vandenberg, Lola Velazquez-Aguilu,Margi Weiss, Nate Willems, Bill Wimmer[1]

Health Care for America Now (HCan)

As of Sept 2009 Betty Ahrens was Iowa state contact [2]for Health Care for America Now, representing Iowa Citizen Action(USAction).

ICAN Health Rally

Iowa City, Iowa August 12, 2012 -- On Wednesday, August 12th, Iowa Citizen Action Network as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) - the nation's largest health care campaign - hosted a press conference with Congressman David Loebsack (IA-2) to release the House Energy and Commerce Committee District by District health care reform impact report, "Benefits of America's Affordable Health Choices Act [HR 3200] in the 2nd Congressional District of Iowa."

"Iowa Citizen Action Network has brought together Iowans across the state and in DC for rallies and town hall meetings and listening posts and what we are hearing from all of the people of Iowa is they demand real reform," said Betty Ahrens, Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network, a leader for national health care reform in Iowa.

Senator Joe Bolkcom, who represents State Senate District 39, explained the importance of national health care reform for his constituents and for Iowa lawmakers, "Iowa has made great strides in improving health care at the state level in the past few years, but we need a national partner to do what needs to be done for those who need help now. Passing federal health insurance reform is urgently needed and I thank Congressman Loebsack for his leadership in DC on this issue."[3]