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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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CCI Action Fund Members Deliver “Clean Water Now” Letter To Branstad’s Urbandale Campaign Office

CCI Action Fund Members Deliver “Clean Water Now” Letter To Branstad’s Urbandale Campaign Office

More than two dozen Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members entered Governor Terry Branstad’s Urbandale campaign office today and delivered a letter demanding Branstad support a strong Clean Water Act work plan agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Time For Branstad Administration to “Clean It Up” – Polluted Water and Corrupt Government

Time For Branstad Administration to “Clean It Up” – Polluted Water and Corrupt Government

“Governor Branstad, it’s time to clean it up and sign a strong work plan to bring Iowa into compliance with the Clean Water Act,” said Cherie Mortice, a retired teacher who raised hogs for ten years. “Clean up our water of factory farm pollution and clean up our government of corporate corruption.”

News broke this week about a letter Branstad sent to EPA headquarters in Washington D.C. on May 20, proudly proclaiming his opposition to Clean Water Act enforcement and demanding a meeting between the governor’s staff, state and federal regulators, and agribusiness leaders here in Iowa.

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Cruz agenda not welcome in Iowa

Cruz agenda not welcome in Iowa

“Senator Cruz is an anti-immigrant Tea Party extremist who is set on preventing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million hopeful Americans. We don’t want his anti-immigrant agenda here,” said Gloria Aguilar, a CCI Action Fund member from Des Moines. “He is here testing the waters for his 2016 candidacy, and we’re telling him that the water’s too hot, he is not welcome here.”

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Iowa must get health insurance coverage right

Iowa must get health insurance coverage right

In a flurry of last minute activity, the Iowa legislature passed a compromise to expand Medicaid coverage to over 100,000 Iowans.

This could be a very crucial step in the right direction... if we get it right.

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Holly Sells deserves Medicaid expansion, too

Holly Sells deserves Medicaid expansion, too

As the compromise plan to insure 150,000 more Iowans moves forward, it needs to be implemented so that Holly and other Iowans receive the care they deserve.

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The Iowa Legislature passes Medicaid expansion compromise, but what’s next?

The Iowa Legislature passes Medicaid expansion compromise, but what’s next?

Medicaid expansion compromise passes the Iowa Legislature; CCI Action will continue to call for affordable access to care for all as details regarding the plan settle.

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2013 Legislative Session Adjourned

The 2013 legislative session is now adjourned - check out up-to-date next steps here.

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Bad Deal On Corporate Property Tax Cuts Should Be Rejected by Iowa Legislature

Bad Deal On Corporate Property Tax Cuts Should Be Rejected by Iowa Legislature

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) members are blasting the state legislature over a shady backroom deal to cut corporate property taxes, saying it will severely limit the ability of state and local governments to provide basic public services without raising taxes on everyday Iowans.

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