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DSM Reg. Editorial: Lawmakers should ‘ban the box’ on job applications

MUST READ: the largest paper in Iowa says we need to ban the box...

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Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road

Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) say Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s plan to take money from education infrastructure to fund Iowa’s failing voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy is the wrong approach to clean up Iowa’s polluted waters.  Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an economic study of their bold and innovative SAVE for the Future Proposal currently making its way through the legislature. “Governor Branstad would have us believe we can’t afford to fund both education and water quality efforts in Iowa.” said State Policy Organizing Director Adam Mason. “Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, the money is there – it’s in corporate agriculture’s pockets.  We need tough regulations coupled with tough enforcement to change business as usual agriculture. ...

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VIDEO: Why we lobby

We stand toe-to-toe with big monied lobbyists...

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Statehouse: funnel two report

Our legislature’s second funnel was defined by the death of a lot of bills; a few good ones, but more bad ones. That’s good news, but we need our legislators to work harder to actually pass People and Planet First policy.   “Business as usual” politics are still alive and well at the Statehouse. Your hard work is changing that, but we’re not done yet. Check out the bill report below and stay tuned: we will continue to be your eyes and ears until the end of the session.   Our Farms, Our Air, Our Water – Agriculture, Environmental, & Climate Policies   Clean Water – one bad bill alive; several bad bills dead!  House File (HF) 2382, the Governor’s “signature” clean water bill, would rob $4.7 Billion from our schools over the next 30 years. We’re working to make this “dead in the water.” Click here to take action.  Two bad clean water bills, HF2410 and HF2340, that were going to continue...

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Payday Lenders employ shady tactics at statehouse

Payday Lenders employ shady tactics at statehouse

The payday industry is at it again...

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Rally and Lobby 2016 Play-by-Play

50+ CCI Action members and social justice fighters took the fight for People and Planet First to the Statehouse to rally for the issues that impact everyday people daily!

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Rally and Lobby Day: Details to Know

Everything you need to know for Rally and Lobby Day...

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Seize this Bernie Moment for Iowa

It’s up to us to respond to this important political moment by keeping the people-power momentum going...

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