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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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CCI Action caucus night results

CCI Action caucus night results

At the heart of our vision of doing politics differently is putting people and planet first.

Read the caucus night energy and results for the seven counties we organized for Cathy Glasson. And what's ahead.

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Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Anti-protest bill aims to punish dissent

Here's another bill we have our eye on. Senate Study Bill 3062 - a Big Oil anti-protest bill aimed at pipeline protesters. ... from the same lobbyists who refused to stand with landowners and water protectors in the #NoDAPL fight.

Take action today.

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What is Movement Politics?

What is Movement Politics?

We're excited to do politics differently. But what does that mean exactly? Take a look at the chart we developed after a series of meetings with our members across the state.

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Halt the hate on the hill

Halt the hate on the hill

Dangerous. Reckless. Horrific. 

These were just some of the words used to describe Senate File 481 during Tuesday's subcommittee.

The room was packed! And, over 20 people spoke out against the proposed bill that would force local police to act as ICE agents, ncluding immigrants, law enforcement, attorneys, pastors, and community leaders.

On the flip side: Republicans couldn't even find ONE person to speak in favor of it.

But that didn't stop Representatives Holt & Heartsill from ignoring passionate testimonies and factual evidence. They passed SF 481 2-1 onto the full House Public Safety committee. 

We have the power to stop this bill! 

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Find a legislative forum in your area

Find a legislative forum in your area

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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Your legislative forum toolkit!

Your legislative forum toolkit!

Legislative forums are an important space to raise issues you care about and to engage your legislator face-to-face.

They're also a great place to start conversations and connect with more like-minded Iowans. Here's a toolkit to help build support for issues you care about.

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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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