Shawna is running for Iowa House District 22 because she cares for working people. Shawna's top priorities are raising the minimum wage in Iowa for the first time in over 12 years and restoring the collective bargaining rights of Iowa's public workers, including teachers. Shawna believes that children should have safe schools, free from the harm of guns, and where they can eat without having a lunch debt. Shawna believes in the unions that have made our workforce what it is, and wants to expand apprenticeship programs to help build stronger unions. Rural life is wonderful, but we rural Iowans often get left behind when it comes to technology and farmers get squeezed by big agriculture companies deciding what they can and can't do. Shawna recognizes that we must enact policies that take care of our planet, the soil, air, and the water. Shawna knows that children deserve an exceptional education, and for that, we need to stop expecting our schools to do more with less.