The CCI Action Fund is an Iowa CCI sister organization — with political ambition and bite.
The CCI Action Fund is an important independent political force that speaks truth to (political) power and drives the public debate towards populist “people before profits, communities before corporations” policies and actions.
We do citizen-led organizing and lobbying but paired with the new ability to “name names” during candidate elections – to say who supports our issues, values and vision and who does not.
We’re homegrown. We’re member-led. Our attention is always on the things that are most important to Iowans.
We don’t drop in one day and leave the next. We’re here day in, day out, this year, next year, and the next, and the next.
Thanks to the energy and support of visionary members, a few years ago we launched the Iowa CCI Action Fund.
After doing this work for a long time, we realized that we’re not going to make the change we want without getting involved in elections. We’ve got to grow our own candidates, and work to elect smart, progressive, accountable people if we want to change “business as usual” politics.
Why do we need CCI Action?
We can’t build real democracy if we just stand on the sidelines of the political process. We’ve got to participate openly and fully.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know something’s really wrong with the political process today. The evidence is found everywhere from the local to the national levels.
CCI Action is about changing “business as usual” politics and taking on the corrosive influence of big money special interests. CCI Action is about energizing, engaging and bringing real people into the center of our political system.
That’s not going to happen overnight. But I know it can be done. It’s boots on the ground, 24/7, 365 days, year after year work. And we need to do it and own it ourselves. You are the heart of CCI Action.
Nobody’s going to move that agenda for us. That’s why we must build independent political power. It’s up to us to engage and deliver.
- Visit our sister organization Iowa CCI here.