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HF295 will pass, but here’s an idea…

HF295 will pass, but here’s an idea…

Today, the Senate State Government committee passed HF295, the bad preemption bill that will lower the minimum wage for nearly 100,000 Iowans and gut local control on minimum wage and other employment matters.

Call your Senator - then give this a try, too...

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Three legislative public hearings in one day

Three legislative public hearings in one day

Over 400 of you showed up to make your voices heard and hundreds more submitted comments online for yesterday's (3/6/17) public hearings on three bad bills. Read more and see the press coverage...

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Bills that DID NOT pass the legislative funnel

A list of bills - both good and bad - that did not survive the first legislative funnel.

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3.3.17 First funnel reportback

3.3.17 First funnel reportback

Republicans at the Statehouse are carrying water for big-moneyed corporate special interests at our expense. We’ve seen attacks on our water, our wages, and our healthcare. We’ve seen attacks on women, immigrants, and people of color.

The good news is that some of these attacks didn’t make it through the “first funnel,” which means they are no longer eligible for debate this year. We now have a clearer picture of the biggest threats that we’re facing.

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URGENT: 3 public hearings Monday, March 6

URGENT: 3 public hearings Monday, March 6

Three public hearings have been scheduled on big-deal, important issues that directly impact everyday Iowans – and we need you there to weigh in. These bills affect all of us – workers, voters and our environment.

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Voter ID is VOTER SUPPRESSION

Voter ID is VOTER SUPPRESSION

Secretary of State, Paul Pate and Iowa Republicans are set out to make voting harder for everyday Iowans. Here's why "Voter ID" is a bad idea.

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Reportback: Emergency Clean Water Meeting with Bill Stowe on HF 316

Nearly 170 people packed the CCI office to join the clean water fightback! Des Moines Water Works Director Bill Stowe and DMWW board members Graham Gillette and Mark Wallace gave us the low-down on what the legislature is attempting to do with two bad bills in the House and the Senate that would dismantle the DMWW and distribute $270 million of assets to surrounding customers.

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DON’T LET IOWA BECOME THE NEXT STAND YOUR GROUND STATE

DON’T LET IOWA BECOME THE NEXT STAND YOUR GROUND STATE

House Republicans introduced a big omnibus gun bill this week, HSB 133. While there are many concerns with the bill, our biggest concern is the provisions in this bill that would effectively make Iowa a “Stand Your Ground” state - a measure with clear racial bias that makes our communities less safe.

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LIVE STREAMING 101

LIVE STREAMING 101

As legislative forums and direct actions continue to stay hot across the state, we’ve been getting more and more questions on how to live-stream these events. Check out this quick how-to-live stream tutorial to learn everything you need to know on how to utilize this insanely effective tool!

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ALERT: Dangerous corporate power bill on the move

ALERT: Dangerous corporate power bill on the move

A bill that lowers the county minimum wage increase for 100K Iowans is on the move … but read why this bill is even more dastardly than that.

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