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You’re being heard on Medicaid – take action!

You’re being heard on Medicaid – take action!

Tuesday at the Statehouse, your call to end Iowa's failed privatized Medicaid mess was heard loud and clear. In sit-down meetings, you shared your stories directly with lawmakers, the Governor's top policy staff, and the DHS Deputy Director. It was impactful.   

How do we know? Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have said that something needs to be done ... because they're hearing from you!

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Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

The Iowa House voted 59-41 to pass Senate File 512, a bill to fund unspecified, voluntary water quality measures with taxpayer money.

CCI Action members say this proposal robs Peter to pay Paul. Read why this bill is bad news and the one thing we're celebrating.

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Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Last year our immigrant communities were attacked at the State House in conjunction with a larger national effort to purge our country of the feared "other". This year, we expect to see more hate on the hill. 

SF 481 seeks localize federal immigration authority by forcing local law enforcement to do the job of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE); it also targets public entities such as municipalities or counties who have taken a hard stance on immigration by speaking out in favor of protecting those communities; finally it threatens to cut funding from public entities that express support for immigrant communities.

The bill passed the Senate on a party-line vote and now sits in the House Public Safety Committee.

We're tired of these low-blow attacks on immigrants. We're fighting back! We have the power to stop SF 481.

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Our big ideas to fight factory farms

Our big ideas to fight factory farms

On January 16, over 100 Iowans showed up at the capitol to lobby for a moratorium on factory farms until there are fewer than 100 polluted waterbodies. 

CCI Action members joined the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture for a press conference where Senator Johnson and Representative Steckman announced their support for a moratorium and introduced a moratorium bill in each chamber. 

Following the press conference, CCI Action members prepared for a series of meetings with key legislative leaders that have important roles to advance the moratorium bill.

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Meet this champion for clean water

Meet this champion for clean water

Clean water should be a right, not a fight! But with a Governor’s office that’s been up for sale to corporate agribusiness and big polluters, Iowans can’t take the quality of our water for granted anymore.

We need a Governor who is committed to putting our people, our planet, our quality of life, and our water above profits! That person is Cathy Glasson.

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One simple way Kim Reynolds could improve the state in 2018 — and what we expect in the legislative session this year

One simple way Kim Reynolds could improve the state in 2018 — and what we expect in the legislative session this year

It’s the second year of the two-year session and it’s an election year, meaning we expect a short, packed session. Here are the big issues we’ll weigh in on:

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6 ways to plug into the movement right now

6 ways to plug into the movement right now

Another year is here, another world is possible. 

We're set on making 2018 a People & Planet First movement building year – starting with the legislative session and going through the November elections (and beyond).  Are you in?

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Our important legislative lobby dates

Our important legislative lobby dates

We're set on making 2018 a People & Planet First movement building year -- starting with the legislative session and going through the November elections. Are you in?

Plug into the PEOPLE & PLANET FIRST movement and push for the Iowa WE want to see! 

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A pipeline fighter for governor?

A pipeline fighter for governor?

I know you care about the pipeline issue in Iowa and I wanted to make sure you saw this.

Last month, the Keystone Pipeline leaked -- pipelines always do -- spilling 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. 

I was angry, but I was excited to see one gubernatorial candidate take a strong stand when the news broke. In a wide field of competitors, only Cathy Glasson spoke out. 

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Sign the petition to unprivatize Iowa’s Medicaid program

Iowa's privatized Medicaid program has been a disaster since day one.

We call on Governor Reynolds to immediately end the privatization of Iowa's Medicaid program and push to guarantee quality healthcare to all Iowans, regardless of employment, income, or health status.

Are you with us? Add your name here: Tell Gov. Reynolds to put our lives before corporate profits!

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