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Legislative forums (“coffees”) in your district this weekend

Legislative forums (“coffees”) in your district this weekend

Throughout the session, usually on Saturdays, state legislators hold short meetings (or “coffees”) with constituents in their home districts. This is an important space to engage with your legislator face-to-face, raise up issues important to you, and call on them to stand on the side of the people. >>>

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Bird-dogging 101: how to hold your legislators accountable

Bird-dogging 101: how to hold your legislators accountable

Bird-dogging is a great tactic used to directly engage or confront candidates and elected officials on our issues at their public events. It lets them know how important these issues are to everyday people, and holds them accountable for doing the right thing. Read more...

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Rally and Lobby Day 2017 Agenda

Rally and Lobby Day 2017 Agenda

Here’s a quick look at the day’s events. You’ll get a detailed program at the door.

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What we’re fighting for this legislative session

What we’re fighting for this legislative session

We see plenty of opportunities to put our issues, our values, and our vision for the Iowa we want to see front and center this legislative session. Get plugged into our legislative priorities this session and find ways you can fight back!

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Why we must stop the Stand Your Ground bill

Why we must stop the Stand Your Ground bill

“Stand Your Ground,” the controversial bill which let George Zimmerman off the hook for murdering innocent teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has been introduced into the Iowa Senate. If passed, this “shoot first” bill would allow anyone to use deadly force if they believe their safety is threatened. Skittles and the color of one’s skin is not a threat.

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Jan. 24 Rally and Lobby Day: Details to Know

Jan. 24 Rally and Lobby Day: Details to Know

Get all your details to know for this exciting and action-packed day at the Statehouse.

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We sat in: Grassley #StopSessions direct action recap

We sat in: Grassley #StopSessions direct action recap

Friday, January 13, 100 activists occupied the Des Moines Federal Building demanding Senator Grassley reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' appointment as U.S. Attorney General. Twenty justice fighters staged a sit-in at Grassley's 7th floor office.

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Six ways to FIGHT BACK this legislative session

Six ways to FIGHT BACK this legislative session

They have their agenda, but we have ours, too. Here are six ways you can stand up and FIGHT BACK this legislative session.

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4 Reasons to Come to Rally and Lobby Day Jan 24

4 Reasons to Come to Rally and Lobby Day Jan 24

The issues we care about most are under attack.
Tuesday January 24: JOIN US for a powerful day to resist, lobby legislators, and FIGHT for the Iowa YOU want to see!

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Trump/Grassley: #StopSessions protest action

Trump/Grassley: #StopSessions protest action

FRIDAY 1/13, 11 AM: Take action and FIGHT BACK as we demand Senator Chuck Grassley to stop the fast-tracking of Jeff Sessions, Trump's racist, anti-immigrant nominee for U.S. Attorney General.

Grassley, who has spent 9 months refusing to hold a hearing for nominee Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, is laying out the red carpet for Jeff Sessions, an Alabama senator who's spent his career attacking civil rights and promoting hateful rhetoric towards people of color, immigrants and the LGBTQ communities.

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