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For people who know something is very wrong but aren’t sure what to do

For people who know something is very wrong but aren’t sure what to do

Are you following the recent news articles about ICE? We want to share a few links and resources here, largely informed by posts from Amanda Gelender and Guante, and partly by this quote from Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture on Twitter):

Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice:
1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself?
2. Who's already doing work around this injustice?
3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete support & help to them?
4. How can I be constructive?

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2018 Johnson County Supervisor Questionnaire

Primary day is fast approaching! There are competitive races up and down the ballot, including for two seats on the Board of Supervisors in Johnson County. Local offices like county supervisor are crucially important. They provide tons of opportunities for leadership on our issues: clean water, living wages, climate justice, and protecting our immigrant brothers and sisters. That’s why the CCI Action board voted to survey candidates for Johnson County Supervisor: to see where they stand on our issues. We developed a questionnaire that we circulated to the three candidates. The answers we received are below. As you’ll see, two of the candidates (Janelle Rettig and Mike Carberry) answered all of the questions. The last candidate, Pat Heiden, did not answer our questions, and instead provided a general statement about her approach to governing. Mike Carberry Pat Heiden Janelle Rettig We hope you find this information valuable, and don’t forget to vote on (or before) June...

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CCI Action Launches Vote Glasson Media Blitz

“Glasson has an issue-driven approach to this race, and her policy proposals are the solutions that rural Iowa needs.” said Hugh Espey, executive director of CCI Action. ““But this race is about more than just Cathy, it’s about doing politics differently and building a people powered movement around everyday issues to win big change.”

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Voting in Iowa

Voting in Iowa

Thanks to Paul Pate, Kim Reynolds, and Republican legislators, voting in Iowa’s primary will be harder this year than ever before. Here’s what you need to know about absentee voting, voting by mail, and Iowa’s voter ID laws this year...

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2018 Congressional Candidate Questionnaires

Primary day is fast approaching!

That’s right – the June 5th primary election is a few weeks away. There are competitive races up and down the ballot, including for your seat in Congress.

This Congressional race is crucially important. We want to make sure the Democratic nominee is a champion on our issues: clean water, living wages, climate justice, and protecting the immigrant community.

That’s why the CCI Action board developed a questionnaire that we circulated to all the Democratic candidates.

We gave the various campaigns a fair amount of time to respond, and now we have compiled the responses from your district into one handy chart.

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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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