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We visited Iowa Select

Check out this photo from a powerful action yesterday. Then, keep reading to see which clean water champion we're voting for on June 5th!

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Issue Survey Responses: 2018 Congressional Candidates

First District Abby Finkenauer Thomas Heckroth George Ramsey Courtney Rowe   Third District Pete D’Alessandro Eddie Mauro Did not respond to our survey: Cindy Axne   Fourth District John Paschen J.D. Scholten Did not respond to our survey: Leann...

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CCI Action endorses Tracy Freese for State Senate District 25

CCI Action endorses Tracy Freese for State Senate District 25

This race is a big deal: it’s a chance to elect a people-first champion right in the heart of factory farm territory.

That’s why the CCI Action Board of Directors voted to assemble an endorsement committee to check out Tracy’s campaign, and decide whether it would make sense to endorse her.

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Show your support for SF2280 – make racial profiling illegal in Iowa

Show your support for SF2280 – make racial profiling illegal in Iowa

Horrific cases of racial profiling have made national news, and we’ve seen local cases in Iowa. It’s impossible to ignore that we need to do something so people of color can move safely about their lives. Sen. Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduced an anti-racial profiling bill (SF2280, formerly SSB1177) this session. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (9-4 vote) on February 14. In a time where we’re seeing horrible legislation being introduced and passed, this is a good bill we can fight for. It’s going to take many lawmakers hearing from many of you to get this bill on the Senate floor. Our legislators need to hear that we want them to bring this bill up for a vote. Thirty states already have laws on the books – this legislation is long overdue in Iowa. TAKE ACTION NOW – Take a moment to write your legislator using this simple form. Some key elements to this bill include but are not limited to: Provides minimum course study and minimum basic training...

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Why is MidAmerican Energy “undecided”?

Why is MidAmerican Energy “undecided”?

Today, a group of our members jumped on the phone for a call with MidAmerican Energy President and CEO Adam Wright.

Then a few of us visited his corporate office to re-enforce our message: MidAmerican needs to stop a terrible energy power grab bill from moving at the Statehouse!

Can you help keep the pressure on and send MidAmerican CEO Adam Wright a message today? Tell him to do the right thing and oppose this bill!

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This is how we get Medicare for All

This is how we get Medicare for All

Iowa’s Medicaid is still in crisis, but we’re building a movement to end our failed Medicaid privatization disaster—and guarantee healthcare for all.

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CCI Action caucus night results

CCI Action caucus night results

At the heart of our vision of doing politics differently is putting people and planet first.

Read the caucus night energy and results for the seven counties we organized for Cathy Glasson. And what's ahead.

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Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Here's another bill we have our eye on. Senate Study Bill 3062 - a Big Oil anti-protest bill aimed at pipeline protesters. ... from the same lobbyists who refused to stand with landowners and water protectors in the #NoDAPL fight.

Take action today.

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What is Movement Politics?

What is Movement Politics?

We're excited to do politics differently. But what does that mean exactly? Take a look at the chart we developed after a series of meetings with our members across the state.

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Halt the hate on the hill

Halt the hate on the hill

Dangerous. Reckless. Horrific. 

These were just some of the words used to describe Senate File 481 during Tuesday's subcommittee.

The room was packed! And, over 20 people spoke out against the proposed bill that would force local police to act as ICE agents, ncluding immigrants, law enforcement, attorneys, pastors, and community leaders.

On the flip side: Republicans couldn't even find ONE person to speak in favor of it.

But that didn't stop Representatives Holt & Heartsill from ignoring passionate testimonies and factual evidence. They passed SF 481 2-1 onto the full House Public Safety committee. 

We have the power to stop this bill! 

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