There are legitimate uses of eminent domain for public purposes, but Iowans need greater protection from its abuses. Therefore we support legislation giving greater protection to property owners from the seizure of private property for economic development purposes.
I would encourage potential delegates any anyone else politically involved in Iowa to consider getting on board with this. I'm sponsoring the amendment to the platform, and will be speaking on its behalf Saturday at the convention. We as Democrats cannot be seen as dragging our feet when the property rights of Iowans across the state are at stake.