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Michael Lighty of NNU returns to Iowa

Michael Lighty of NNU returns to Iowa

Iowa’s Medicaid is still in crisis, but we’re building a movement to end our failed Medicaid privatization disaster—and guarantee healthcare for all.

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Find a legislative forum in your area

Find a legislative forum in your area

Throughout the session, usually on Saturdays, state legislators hold short meetings (or “coffees”) with constituents in their home districts. This is an important space to engage with your legislator face-to-face, raise up issues important to you, and call on them to stand on the side of the people.

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CCI Action caucus night results

CCI Action caucus night results

At the heart of our vision of doing politics differently is putting people and planet first.

Read the caucus night energy and results for the seven counties we organized for Cathy Glasson. And what's ahead.

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Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Here's another bill we have our eye on. Senate Study Bill 3062 - a Big Oil anti-protest bill aimed at pipeline protesters. ... from the same lobbyists who refused to stand with landowners and water protectors in the #NoDAPL fight.

Take action today.

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What is Movement Politics?

What is Movement Politics?

We're excited to do politics differently. But what does that mean exactly? Take a look at the chart we developed after a series of meetings with our members across the state.

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Halt the hate on the hill

Halt the hate on the hill

Dangerous. Reckless. Horrific. 

These were just some of the words used to describe Senate File 481 during Tuesday's subcommittee.

The room was packed! And, over 20 people spoke out against the proposed bill that would force local police to act as ICE agents, ncluding immigrants, law enforcement, attorneys, pastors, and community leaders.

On the flip side: Republicans couldn't even find ONE person to speak in favor of it.

But that didn't stop Representatives Holt & Heartsill from ignoring passionate testimonies and factual evidence. They passed SF 481 2-1 onto the full House Public Safety committee. 

We have the power to stop this bill! 

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Your legislative forum toolkit!

Your legislative forum toolkit!

Legislative forums are an important space to raise issues you care about and to engage your legislator face-to-face.

They're also a great place to start conversations and connect with more like-minded Iowans. Here's a toolkit to help build support for issues you care about.

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You’re being heard on Medicaid – take action!

You’re being heard on Medicaid – take action!

Tuesday at the Statehouse, your call to end Iowa's failed privatized Medicaid mess was heard loud and clear. In sit-down meetings, you shared your stories directly with lawmakers, the Governor's top policy staff, and the DHS Deputy Director. It was impactful.   

How do we know? Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have said that something needs to be done ... because they're hearing from you!

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Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

The Iowa House voted 59-41 to pass Senate File 512, a bill to fund unspecified, voluntary water quality measures with taxpayer money.

CCI Action members say this proposal robs Peter to pay Paul. Read why this bill is bad news and the one thing we're celebrating.

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Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Last year our immigrant communities were attacked at the State House in conjunction with a larger national effort to purge our country of the feared "other". This year, we expect to see more hate on the hill. 

SF 481 seeks localize federal immigration authority by forcing local law enforcement to do the job of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE); it also targets public entities such as municipalities or counties who have taken a hard stance on immigration by speaking out in favor of protecting those communities; finally it threatens to cut funding from public entities that express support for immigrant communities.

The bill passed the Senate on a party-line vote and now sits in the House Public Safety Committee.

We're tired of these low-blow attacks on immigrants. We're fighting back! We have the power to stop SF 481.

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