Gubernatorial Candidate Interviews on Video

Gubernatorial Candidate screening meetings

The 2018 Iowa gubernatorial race is hotly contested. 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.

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.

In August, members of CCI Action’s endorsement committee met with each of four gubernatorial candidates and conducted interviews about their views on the issues. Watch each interview below — thanks to Scott Galindez for recording these interviews!

As the race progresses, stay tuned!  In the meantime, if you see a gubernatorial candidate, make sure to ask them one of the four questions we think all candidates should answer. Then let CCI Action staff know how the conversation goes!

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