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The 2017 legislative session is officially over. Thank … goodness. Lawmakers worked into the wee hours of Saturday morning to close out what is easily the most anti-people, pro-big business agenda in our state’s history. Call it a corporate coup d’etat. Republicans worked double-time to put the agenda of big business corporations and special interests ahead of everyday Iowans. We saw an attack on our workers, our wages, our water, and the safety and well-being of thousands in our community. We’re outraged by what we saw this session, no doubt. But, we’re also in awe of you. Thank you for taking action like we’ve never seen before. Over 1,300 of you (that’s just what we could track!) fought back and fought for the Iowa we want to see – an Iowa that puts people before profits, politics and polluters. You: Testified on issues at public hearings, countless sub-committee and committee meetings, Packed dozens of legislative forums across the...read more
The July 15th event will be the first time that Senator Sanders has returned to Iowa since the 2016 election. In addition to his keynote speech, the convention will feature issue-focused organizing workshops, speeches from other movement leaders, and celebrations of CCI Action victories from the past year.read more
As Iowa’s water quality crisis continues to grow, the Iowa House Republicans and corporate ag are pushing through a cap-and-trade scheme, known as “pollution trading,” where corporations and cities with deep enough pockets can purchase the right to pollute. Read more about the bill and how to take action.read more
It's been a whirlwind of a month on the immigration front - both at the local and state level. Here's a quick update on legislation and the growing resistance.read more
Today, the Senate State Government committee passed HF295, the bad preemption bill that will lower the minimum wage for nearly 100,000 Iowans and gut local control on minimum wage and other employment matters.
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Over 400 of you showed up to make your voices heard and hundreds more submitted comments online for yesterday's (3/6/17) public hearings on three bad bills. Read more and see the press coverage...read more
A list of bills - both good and bad - that did not survive the first legislative funnel.read more
Republicans at the Statehouse are carrying water for big-moneyed corporate special interests at our expense. We’ve seen attacks on our water, our wages, and our healthcare. We’ve seen attacks on women, immigrants, and people of color.
The good news is that some of these attacks didn’t make it through the “first funnel,” which means they are no longer eligible for debate this year. We now have a clearer picture of the biggest threats that we’re facing.
Three public hearings have been scheduled on big-deal, important issues that directly impact everyday Iowans – and we need you there to weigh in. These bills affect all of us – workers, voters and our environment.read more
Secretary of State, Paul Pate and Iowa Republicans are set out to make voting harder for everyday Iowans. Here's why "Voter ID" is a bad idea.read more