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Know your Factory Farm Five: Nancy Couser

Know your Factory Farm Five: Nancy Couser

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Gene Ver Steeg

Know your Factory Farm Five: Gene Ver Steeg

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Cindy Greiman

Know your Factory Farm Five: Cindy Greiman

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Camp Wellstone is Coming to Iowa!

“We all do better when we all do better.” Senator Paul Wellstone fought for progress, and his legacy is doing the same...

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Ernst and Branstad: The #DirtyWaterDuo

Ernst and Branstad:  The #DirtyWaterDuo

Ernst and Branstad:  The Dirty Water Duo    While Branstad vetoes REAP funding and packs environmental boards with industry insiders and big money donors, Ernst advocates abolishing the EPA and the Clean Water Act   Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members have labeled Governor Terry Branstad and GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst “the Dirty Water Duo” and say everyday Iowans need to know that the GOP’s premier statewide candidates – who campaigned together across Iowa last week – both vigorously oppose stronger and more effective oversight of the corporate ag polluters who are destroying Iowa’s water quality. “Iowans need to know that Terry Branstad and Joni Ernst are a dirty water duo who care more about factory farm profits than they do about clean water for all Iowans to drink, fish, and swim in,” said Barb Kalbach, a fourth-generation family farmer from Dexter and the board president of the Iowa CCI Action Fund. Despite...

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Banding together to stop the TPP

CCI Action Fund members have joined with Communications Workers of America (CWA) and other allies in labor and the community to expose the disastrous impacts of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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10 things you need to know on the TPP

10 Things to Know on the TPP

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An almost endorsement and a candidate forum

An almost endorsement and a candidate forum

In our work to drive the public debate towards populist “people before profits, communities before corporations” policies and actions we decided it was high time to jump into the political arena in exciting new ways ...

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Bisignano and Blake would serve voters well

Voters on Des Moines’ south side – in state senate district 17 – know all too well the primary is coming up on June 3. They have received mailers, seen lots of news stories about the race and maybe even talked to each of the three candidates. A vote for Nathan Blake or Tony Bisignano will....

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