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We’re raising $50,000 — starting today

Today is a big day for us. We’re kicking off our annual 5-day team fundraising campaign today! We’re asking you to join us as we build people-fueled political power in Iowa. 2018 is going to be a very important year for the future of Iowa… and nationally. That’s why I’m asking you to dig really deep this year to support CCI Action!

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Ross Grooters wins Pleasant Hill City Council race!

Ross Grooters wins Pleasant Hill City Council race!

Election Day was a big deal for us -- we and longtime leader Ross Grooters won his campaign for Pleasant Hill city council!

Ross was one of the first movement candidates that we recruited and trained, and that our new Iowa CCI PAC endorsed and worked to get elected.  

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Iowa can lead the way: The time for Single Payer is Now

In the last year, have you or someone you know put off getting a recommended medical test or treatment because you could not afford it? Have you relied on home remedies instead of going to the doctor or dentist? Are you one of the millions of Americans finding it hard to afford insurance or pay for treatments you need?

The US is at a moment of crisis. Healthcare is unattainable for too many people. Now is the time to fight for what we need.

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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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