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Rally and Lobby Day 2017 Agenda

Rally and Lobby Day 2017 Agenda

Here’s a quick look at the day’s events. You’ll get a detailed program at the door.

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What we’re fighting for this legislative session

What we’re fighting for this legislative session

We see plenty of opportunities to put our issues, our values, and our vision for the Iowa we want to see front and center this legislative session. Get plugged into our legislative priorities this session and find ways you can fight back!

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Why we must stop the Stand Your Ground bill

Why we must stop the Stand Your Ground bill

“Stand Your Ground,” the controversial bill which let George Zimmerman off the hook for murdering innocent teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has been introduced into the Iowa Senate. If passed, this “shoot first” bill would allow anyone to use deadly force if they believe their safety is threatened. Skittles and the color of one’s skin is not a threat.

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Jan. 24 Rally and Lobby Day: Details to Know

Jan. 24 Rally and Lobby Day: Details to Know

Get all your details to know for this exciting and action-packed day at the Statehouse.

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We sat in: Grassley #StopSessions direct action recap

We sat in: Grassley #StopSessions direct action recap

Friday, January 13, 100 activists occupied the Des Moines Federal Building demanding Senator Grassley reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' appointment as U.S. Attorney General. Twenty justice fighters staged a sit-in at Grassley's 7th floor office.

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Six ways to FIGHT BACK this legislative session

Six ways to FIGHT BACK this legislative session

They have their agenda, but we have ours, too. Here are six ways you can stand up and FIGHT BACK this legislative session.

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4 Reasons to Come to Rally and Lobby Day Jan 24

4 Reasons to Come to Rally and Lobby Day Jan 24

The issues we care about most are under attack.
Tuesday January 24: JOIN US for a powerful day to resist, lobby legislators, and FIGHT for the Iowa YOU want to see!

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Trump/Grassley: #StopSessions protest action

Trump/Grassley: #StopSessions protest action

FRIDAY 1/13, 11 AM: Take action and FIGHT BACK as we demand Senator Chuck Grassley to stop the fast-tracking of Jeff Sessions, Trump's racist, anti-immigrant nominee for U.S. Attorney General.

Grassley, who has spent 9 months refusing to hold a hearing for nominee Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, is laying out the red carpet for Jeff Sessions, an Alabama senator who's spent his career attacking civil rights and promoting hateful rhetoric towards people of color, immigrants and the LGBTQ communities.

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2016 Iowa CCI Action Highlight Reel

2016 Iowa CCI Action Highlight Reel

From January’s Families First presidential forum, to hitting the streets for Bernie, to Larry Cohen’s visit to our convention and a trip to visit Reclaim Chicago, together we fought for the Iowa we want to see. Thanks!

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CCI Action statement on Kim Reynolds

CCI Action statement on Kim Reynolds

To see how she will govern, just follow the money… With the announcement of Governor Terry Branstad’s appointment as ambassador to China, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be taking his place. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Board President and CCI Action member Cherie Mortice released the following statement: “We don’t need to wonder how Kim Reynolds will govern as Iowa’s incoming governor. All we need to do is follow the money.” “We know she’s a pawn of business-as-usual corporate ag, since she and Branstad have taken campaign contributions of $248,298 from corporate ag kingpin Bruce Rastetter, $261,750 from meatpacking tycoon Eldon Roth, and over $88,000 from the Iowa Farm Bureau. “We know where she stands on the Dakota Access Pipeline, since she took $2,500 from Energy Transfer Partners, and $31,000 from Wells Fargo, which is helping fund the pipeline. “Big money is polluting Iowa politics and Kim Reynolds exemplifies that problem. All told, over...

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