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The road to winning healthcare for all

The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that lacks universal healthcare. If you're one of the millions of Americans who want to work to win healthcare for everyone, join us at a teach in to learn about the road we'll take to get there.

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Doing Politics Differently: Cathy Glasson for Governor

Join us for this exciting next step in our organizing to put People & Planet First! Cathy Glasson is a different kind of candidate, running on a promise to govern in a very different way. We're working to get her elected as Iowa's governor in 2018.

Watch this great video and let us know if you're in!

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ANNOUNCING: Our endorsement for governor

ANNOUNCING: Our endorsement for governor

Our vision for changing “business as usual” politics starts and stops with people. That's why CCI Action is about taking on the corrosive influence of big money special interests. And, that's why CCI Action is about energizing, engaging, and bringing real people into the center of our political system.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Interviews on Video

There is a wide field of contenders to take on Kim Reynolds and her corporate cronies. We're looking for a candidate to endorse who puts people and planet first.

In August, members of CCI Action’s endorsement committee met with four gubernatorial candidates and conducted interviews about their views on the issues. Watch each interview below.

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2018 Governor’s Race Candidate Questionnaires

The 2018 Iowa gubernatorial race will be hotly contested. There’s a wide field of challengers who want to take on Kim Reynolds and her corporate cronies.

But will our state's next governor be a People & Planet First champion or yet another “business as usual” politician?

That’s where we come in!

To kick start the process, we sent an issue questionnaire to all gubernatorial candidates.

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We’re endorsing Ross Grooters for Pleasant Hill City Council

CCI Action Fund has an exciting announcement:  we're endorsing Ross Grooters’ campaign for Pleasant Hill City Council!

You might know Ross – he’s been a leader on all of our issues. Because of his experience with CCI Action, Ross has been inspired to run for office.

His platform is clear: “living wages, clean water, and a welcoming city.”

Why is CCI Action weighing-in on Pleasant Hill race?

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Iowans Ready to Turn Political Revolution Into Reality

by Evan Burger, organizer for CCI Action

I was among the more than one thousand Iowans who recently packed into Des Moines’ HyVee Hall for “Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power,” a day-long event organized by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI). State and national media were drawn by speculation keynote speaker Bernie Sanders might be there to lay groundwork for a 2020 presidential bid.

But the main event for me was to see so many Iowans, from so many walks of life, coming together around people-first issues that affect us all – from housing and racial discrimination to protecting clean water and family farms – and coming up with fresh strategies to address them.

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Our plan to endorse a People & Planet candidate for governor of Iowa

Our plan to endorse a People & Planet candidate for governor of Iowa

The CCI Action board of directors sees Iowa's 2018 governor's race as an opportunity to inject our style of progressive populism into the race to do politics differently. I’m excited to announce that CCI Action has decided to start a formal endorsement process for the governor’s race.

    Specifically, we think our endorsement process is a way to:
  • Advance our organizing campaigns, by making candidates take a stand on our issues.
  • Build our people-power base, bringing like-minded Iowans into our work.
  • Train ourselves on doing electoral field work – knocking on doors, making calls, talking to voters, etc.
Ultimately, we want to lay the groundwork for a possible co-governing relationship – where elected officials govern hand-in-hand with movement organizations like CCI Action.

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News roundup: Revolution Iowa in the press

On July 15, nearly 1,000 progressives and freedom fights cheered and chanted through a day of powerful speakers and action-oriented issue workshops. Plenty of press from across the state was on hand to see what movement politics will bring to Iowa. The headlines may focus on Bernie, but the content reflects the momentum of the movement.

We've selected links from a few sources to share...

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Revolution Iowa Livestreams

On July 15, Uphill Media ran a hosted livestream of our entire convention. Whether you are here to relive your memories of the day, or you're here to see Alicia Garza speak for the first time, enjoy our archived video coverage.

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