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Legislature moves to lower minimum wage increases

Legislature moves to lower minimum wage increases

TAKE ACTION: The House Local Government sub-committee met to discuss HSB 92, a bill that would prohibit counties and cities from having local control in employment matters, including establishing a minimum wage.

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STORIFY: Iowans reject HF 265 “You’re Not Welcome Here” bill

Add your name to the list of Iowans willing to TAKE ACTION and stand up for immigrants. Click here. Learn more: Immigrant attack bill comes to Iowa Six ways to fight back this legislative session VIDEO: Why we Lobby Stay plugged in! Legislative “coffees” in your area Sign up for our emails! Join as a member today. Follow us...

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Immigrant attack bill comes to Iowa

Immigrant attack bill comes to Iowa

TAKE ACTION: Right now, there is a bill at the Iowa Statehouse that would grease the wheels for Trump's attacks on immigrants in our communities. HSB 67 - what we're calling the "You're Not Welcome Here" bill - aims to punish local law enforcement, public officials, and colleges taking a strong stance to support the rights and safety of all people. In particular, this bill targets DREAMers (DACA recipients - young immigrants) and immigrant families.

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Our letter to Branstad, Reynolds, and Trump

Our letter to Branstad, Reynolds, and Trump

Tuesday, January 24, CCI Action members packed the Statehouse pushing for our people first agenda at our Rally and Lobby Day. We delivered a letter to Gov. Branstad, demanding he and Kim Reynolds stop putting corporate interests over people and planet. Here's our pledge of resistance! Check out a video of our action and scroll below to read the full text of our letter.

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Feb. 1 – CCI Action Citizen Lobby Team Reportback

Feb. 1 – CCI Action Citizen Lobby Team Reportback

They have corporate lobbyists, we have you. 15 CCI Action Citizen Lobbyists had 16 face-to-face conversations with key committee members to stop three bad bills that attack our environment, communities of color, and our voting rights. Here's what we found out.

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Good and bad bills we’re tracking

CCI Action organizers and leaders are your eyes and ears at the Statehouse. We're tracking bills- both good and bad - and will let you know when your call or email can have the biggest impact. Check out the list of the bills we're tracking so far this legislative session.

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#IAResist — Rally and Lobby Day live-stream

CCI Action members brought the Iowa Resistance directly to the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan 24 in a powerful day of lobbying, sit-down meetings, and direct action. Weren't able to make it? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Check out the live-streams from Jan 24's biggest events!

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Your 2017 Rally & Lobby Day highlights

Your 2017 Rally & Lobby Day highlights

A huge thank you to EVERYONE who came out to fight for what’s right at CCI Action’s 2017 Rally & Lobby Day at the state capitol in Des Moines today. Check out this exciting highlight reel from today’s events and stay tuned for more opportunities to #fightback this legislative session.

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Legislative forums in your district this weekend

Legislative forums 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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