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Teamsters Target Lawmaker With Protest Outside His Home

The Teamsters union bused protesters into a residential neighborhood on Saturday to protest a GOP lawmaker outside his home.


Around 100 protestors amassed outside an Iowa state legislator’s home on Saturday to protest what they call his “anti-worker” and “anti-family” agenda.

The protest, which included banging drums marched on the snow-packed sidewalk in front of Republican lawmaker Bill Dix’s home, was organized by the Teamsters union and included Democrat allies, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Teamsters were supported by Butler County Democrats, who hosted a chili dinner at the nearby Boyd Community Center and planned to distribute fliers around the community later in the day.

Those at the picket criticized the Republican legislative agenda, which they called harmful to working families, veterans, education, health care and seniors.

“Stop the attack on Iowa families,” Case said. “It’s not acceptable to attack our veterans, our teachers. He’s cut funding for nursing home inspections. He’s cut funding for child abuse and elderly abuse.”


The Teamsters brought the protesters in by bus and police blocked off the street, as protesters beat on drums, gave speeches and chanted “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Bill Dix has got to go.”

The Teamsters were supported by Butler County Democrats, who hosted a chili dinner at the nearby Boyd Community Center and planned to distribute fliers around the community later in the day.



A flyer from the Teamsters website lists the union’s grievances against the GOP lawmaker.

While unions and some Democrat-party affiliated groups often protest lawmakers at their offices, targeting politicians at their individual residences is something that, by and large, is uncommon.

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