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Latham must re-open government – all of it

Latham must re-open government – all of it

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members were busy October 8 as more than three dozen turned out for a “No Megaphones for Millionaires” rally at the state capitol at 10:30am hosted by Iowa PIRG and Iowa Move to Amend, and afterwards more than two dozen CCI Action Fund members took their direct action straight to Representative Latham’s Des Moines office to protest his role in the government shutdown.

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Doorknocking for clean water

Doorknocking for clean water

This autumn, CCI Action members from the Quad Cities and around the state are canvassing - they're hitting the streets in Davenport to talk to folks about the importance of clean water.

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Latham/King to blame for government shutdown

Latham/King to blame for government shutdown

Extremist House Republicans like Iowa Representatives Tom Latham and Steve King are to blame for the federal government shutdown October 1, say Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members.

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Top three takeaways from Dan McGrath, Director of TakeAction Minnesota

Top three takeaways from Dan McGrath, Director of TakeAction Minnesota

On Tuesday, September 17th, Director of TakeAction Minnesota Dan McGrath payed a visit to Iowa. Dan is a powerful speaker with years of experience building people power; he visited Des Moines to help us secure more wins at the Statehouse, and advance our “People-First” agenda. Over 50 Iowans packed the CCI statewide headquarters. Here’s the lessons our members loved the most: 1. Politics and elections will either happen to you – or by you. Sitting out of the game means you are letting corporations call the shots for you. It’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. 2. No political party will move your agenda for you. As an independent political force, we must hold decision-makers accountable – regardless of their political party. Legislators that know they were elected by an engaged electorate will view the issues you care about from a different frame of reference than those that were elected simply along party lines. 3. What’s...

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This could expand Social Security

This could expand Social Security

Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) has just introduced a bill in the House that could expand Social Security benefits for all Americans.

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A great day to door knock!

A great day to door knock!

On Saturday, CCI Action members from the Quad Cities and around the state hit the streets in Davenport to talk to folks about clean water. It was a blast, but even more than that, we made a difference. We had some great conversations about what CCI Action members are doing to clean up Iowa’s dirty water, and how Senator Joe Seng can assist us in those efforts. And we gathered dozens more signatures for a petition we’re circulating statewide calling on the DNR to enforce the Clean Water Act in Iowa. If you joined us on Saturday, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take action on cleaning up Iowa’s dirty water. And if you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry – we’ve got another opportunity to stand up for clean water right around the corner! We’re holding another day of door-knocking in Davenport on Saturday, September 28th. We don’t have a time or location for the 28th yet, but I’ll send that information out as soon as we do. For now,...

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We need more people voting instead of putting up roadblocks for those who are eligible

Secretary of State Matt Schultz has yet to produce a single conviction around voter fraud in Iowa. He recently gained access to a federal immigration database and will soon be sending out letters to individuals whose citizenship is in question. We need more people voting in Iowa, not put up roadblocks for those who are eligible.

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CCI Action Fund and Center for Worker Justice co-sponsor meeting w/ Rep. Loebsack

CCI Action Fund and Center for Worker Justice co-sponsor meeting w/ Rep. Loebsack

On Saturday, August 31st CCI Action Fund and the Center for Worker Justice co-sponsored a meeting with Rep. Loebsack in Iowa City.

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Members attend Immigrant Allies meeting with Representative Braley

Members attend Immigrant Allies meeting with Representative Braley

CCI Action Fund members joined 20 community members in Marshalltown for a roundtable discussion with community leaders and Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA).

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CCI Action members meet w/ Representative Braley

CCI Action members meet w/ Representative Braley

CCI Action members met with Congressman Bruce Braley over the August recess when our elected officials are home in their communities before returning to Washington after the Labor Day weekend.

We urged him to stand strong on People First issues like Social Security, raising revenue from Wall Street and the need to pass fair and comprehensive immigration reform.

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