July 21 Workshop Lineup

July 21 Workshop Lineup

A Future Worth Fighting for
CCI Action 2018 Convention

Saturday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Choice Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines 50309

Are you ready to fight for the future of Iowa?

The stakes are high in 2018! Almost all statewide offices are up for election, including
the Governor’s seat. This election will shape Iowa for generations. We need to fight
today for our shared future and be clear about what it should look like.

Join us July 21 for an energizing, inspiring, and powerful day that will turn the resistance of today into political power for the bold solutions we need — healthcare for all, clean energy, clean water, living wages, and racial justice.

Register today! Save $20 with discount code TURNER20.

Our annual statewide convention, A Future Worth Fighting For, features:

  • Engaging issue-focused workshops to deepen your analysis and activism
  • Powerful speeches from top movement doers and thinkers
  • Opportunities to connect and strategize with like-minded neighbors and friends

Register today!

Announcing our 2018 convention keynote:

Senator Nina Turner

Nina is a fearless truth teller and insightful agent for social change. Widely known as a national surrogate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on the 2016 campaign trail, she now serves as president of Our Revolution, where she works to empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness.

Limited-time online early discount code: TURNER20

Register today!

Featured Speaker and Workshop Leader

Favianna Rodriguez

Even the slickest issue campaign can’t compete with a poet’s turn-of-phrase, that song stuck in your head, or the power of dancing together in the street. That’s why Bay-Area cultural organizer and printmaker Favianna Rodriguez cultivates a practice of bringing activists together around artmaking that impacts societal and political change. We’re thrilled to announce that she will be a featured speaker at CCI Action’s 2018 annual convention.

Panel Member

Rashad Robinson

Rashad leads the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, driven by over one million members, and appears regularly in major media outlets as a source, guest, and op-ed author.

Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Color of Change uses online resources to strengthen the voice of African Americans. They have successfully developed strategies to force over 100 corporations out of ALEC, frame and win net neutrality as a major civil rights issue, successfully hold local district attorneys accountable, and more.

Kevin Simowitz,
Political Director, Caring Across Generations
Kevin brings years of organizing experience to powerful campaigns at Caring Across Generations, a national initiative to transform the long-term care system and change the way we care in this country. Their work brings together families, caregivers, people with disabilities, and aging Americans to create a new way to live well and age with dignity.

Chris Woolery,
Program Coordinator, How$martKY
Chris is an energy and Just Transition activist with Kentuckians for the Commonweath. A pioneer in efficient construction and remodeling, he leads a program that partners with rural electric cooperatives to design, finance, and install home energy efficiency upgrades that are paid for directly out of energy savings on utility bills.

Rhonda Perry & Tim Gibbons,
Directors, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
For two decades, the Missouri Rural Crisis Center has successfully beat back Corporate Ag’s attempts to eliminate local control in Missouri. Their work on local food systems, farm policy, healthcare, and democracy issues prove that you can build power and organize across political leanings and party affiliations.

Cathy Glasson and Ross Grooters
Homegrown Movement Politicians
These longtime CCI Action members ran or are running for Iowa elected office by pushing a bold progressive issue platform. They are powerful examples of how candidates and elected officials can work with organizations like CCI Action to do politics differently and score big victories for everyday people.

Join the movement. What are you willing to fight for? Register today, and use code TURNER20 to save $20.


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