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What does the election mean for our moratorium on factory farms?

What does the election mean for our moratorium on factory farms?

Nothing – not even a Republican-controlled legislature and Kim Reynolds in the Governor's seat – can stop our movement for a moratorium on factory farms.

We never thought winning a moratorium would be easy.  We’ve known all along that it’s going to take a lot of work and involvement from CCI members like you.  When CCI members encounter a hurdle, we strategize and jump over it.  We know our longterm strategy works – here’s a list of signs that our movement is growing:

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Exciting referendum vote to watch in Maine

Exciting referendum vote to watch in Maine

While a lot of folks are watching exciting races around the country, there's a referendum battle going on in Maine to watch.

Maine could be the first state in the country to give seniors and Mainers with disabilities the freedom to live at home with dignity and independence. Read how they're doing it.

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VIDEO: member confronts Steve King with his own white supremacist quote

VIDEO: member confronts Steve King with his own white supremacist quote

If you missed it: Kaleb, a CCI member and ISU student, attended an event where Congressman Steve King took questions. He quoted Steve King’s words and tried to ask King a question.

The Congressman exploded. He had Kaleb removed from the room.

Key to the story is the question Kaleb asked.

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Greater Des Moines Partnership: #DropKingNow

Greater Des Moines Partnership: #DropKingNow

Seventy-five Iowans delivered a letter to Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, demanding he to cancel their event with Congressman Steve King.

Days before the Nov. 6 election, this was far from a political protest.

A clear moral call drew families from Des Moines and Iowa’s fourth congressional district which King represents. The speak out called attention to the fact that the Tree of Life shooter and Congressman Steve King share the same worldview.

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Racist comments from Steve King Mirror the Tree of Life Gunman

Racist comments from Steve King Mirror the Tree of Life Gunman

The hate motivating the Tree of Life shooter’s murders was directed at the Pittsburgh Jewish community because they provide legal assistance to immigrants through Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), who the shooter accused of “bringing invaders in that kill our people.” Earlier this year, Steve King threatened immigration attorneys who were helping migrants, saying “These lawyers better have their laws right if they are going to go to a foreign country and help facilitate an unarmed invasion into the United States” (April 25, 2018, Fox News). The shooter and King share a common fear of migrants as “invaders” and they both direct their rage at the immigration lawyers who protect them. The last words the shooter said before shooting up the synagogue were, “I can’t sit by an watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics. I’m going in.” This summer, King, also angered by immigration policy which he claimed had “sacrificed thousands, including...

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Des Moines Partnership: Drop Steve King Now

Des Moines Partnership: Drop Steve King Now

Despite receiving more than 200 emails and calls in less than six hours from area residents calling on them to cancel a candidate event with Congressman Steve King, Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers indicates that the event will go on. 

Click through to read our letter on why the Greater Des Moines Partnership must cut ties with Steve King. This is not a political issue. This is not a partisan issue. This is a moral issue.

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1 quick action to show your support for Iowans with disabilities

1 quick action to show your support for Iowans with disabilities

Iowans deserve a healthcare system that puts people before corporate profits, and a recent poll shows that residents support doing just that – with increased wages for home healthcare workers and providing payment for family caregivers. That’s why we’ve created a petition calling on our next governor to create a Caregivers Advisory Caucus. The Caucus would be made up of a mixture of Iowans who receive home care, those who directly provide that care, and those that direct the way care is delivered. Add your name: Sign the petition calling for a Caregivers Advisory Caucus The new Caregivers Advisory Caucus will shape the future of healthcare policy in Iowa, with an emphasis on long term care for seniors and people with disabilities. And the people of Iowa agere with us. A poll released last week by Iowa CCI and Caring Across Generations found that Iowans support increasing homecare worker wages and providing payment for family caregivers.  Additionally, a majority of...

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Your vote for governor

Your vote for governor

Many issues were discussed in the gubernatorial debate last Wednesday night, but one got short shrift: Iowa’s clean water crisis.

Iowans across party lines want clean water and air. But pollution from corporate factory farms is making that impossible, as millions of gallons of untreated waste ends up in our waterways.

Fortunately, more and more Iowans are taking a stand. One in five Iowa counties have passed a resolution or sent a letter to the state in support of stronger permitting standards, local control, and/or a moratorium on factory farms.

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Where do your candidates stand on racial justice?

Where do your candidates stand on racial justice?

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Do you know where your local candidates stand on racial equity?

We're excited to find out at a political candidate forum we're co-hosting with Des Moines Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Trinity Las Americas UMC.

Join us this Sunday to learn more about local candidates' positions on racial equity and social justice.

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Who’s on the ballot in Iowa?

Who’s on the ballot in Iowa?

Early voting began this week. You may have already received your absentee ballot.

But do you know who is on your ballot?

There’s more than the race for Governor. Or US Representative. Or state Representative.

This election, make sure you’re prepared by checking out our BallotReady site to find out all the races you’re voting on and assemble your ballot for election day!

We’ve partnered with BallotReady to help you make an informed decision when you vote. You’ll find all the races you’re voting on, as well as stances candidates have taken on key issues, as well as major endorsements they’ve received.

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