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Story County asks: Where do the Supervisor candidates stand?

Story County asks: Where do the Supervisor candidates stand?

With one week left before the general election, residents from across Story County seek firm positions from candidates on critical issues. CCI Action members brought the heat with their questions on these four issues: raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, stopping factory farm pollution, #NoDAPL and getting money out of politics.

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Branstad plans to halt, not help minimum wage at Statehouse

Branstad plans to halt, not help minimum wage at Statehouse

Don't hold your breath for Branstad's support of a statewide minimum wage increase - it's not going to happen. Branstad plans to take action. But not in the way county leaders and Iowa workers are hoping for. The governor is adamantly opposed to the county raises and would like the State Legislature to pass measures to preempt such measures from continuing.

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OP-ED: TPP is what’s wrong with U.S. trade policy

OP-ED: TPP is what’s wrong with U.S. trade policy

Which side are you on? That’s the question voters should be asking members of Congress as they return home to campaign, but in many districts House members are avoiding all questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). That’s the question voters should be asking members of Congress as they return home to campaign, but in many districts House members are avoiding all questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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5 meetings, 4 days. Larry Cohen comes back to Iowa!

5 meetings, 4 days. Larry Cohen comes back to Iowa!

Join CCI Action - Oct. 5- 8th - in a series of town hall meetings across Iowa as we bring back national progressive leader Larry Cohen to discuss how to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

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Your 2016 People Powered Politics convention highlights

Your 2016 People Powered Politics convention highlights

What a weekend! Two inspiring keynotes, four info-packed workshops and over 200 like-minded folks like you coming together to build the movement we need!

See the play-by-play, video from keynotes, and more.

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Watch Larry Cohen’s fiery keynote talking movement building and stopping the TPP

VIDEO - Special thanks to Political Revolution TV and Iowa live-streamer Kaylynn Strain for capturing elements of the day. Watch all or parts of our convention keynotes and workshop speakers.

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Play by Play of 2016 People Powered Politics convention —Aug 20

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8/20 “People Powered Politics”: convention agenda

An ACTION PACKED agenda Here’s a quick look at the day’s events. You’ll get a detailed program at the door. Not registered yet? Click here. Learn more about the event HERE. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call the CCI Action headquarters at 515-282-0484! We look forward to seeing you...

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8/20 “People Powered Politics” convention: your details to know

We’re excited you’re joining us this Saturday, August 20 at First Christian Church in Des Moines for CCI Action’s 2016 Convention.  It’ll be a high energy event featuring impressive movement thinkers and doers, informative workshops, fun celebrations of our work, great like-minded people, and opportunities to build our power to change “business as usual” politics. Here are some helpful DETAILS TO KNOW:  Start time:  The convention will kick off at 8 am with registration and coffee hour. The program will start promptly at 8:30 am. We anticipate that the convention will wrap-up around 3:15 pm. At the registration table, you’ll receive a more detailed agenda packet and name badge. Directions & Agenda :  From I-235/I-80 EASTbound: Take exit #6, turn left and continue down 31st street until you reach University Ave. Take a left onto University Ave. Destination will be on your right. From I-235/I-80 WESTbound: Take exit #7 and turn right onto 19th street. Turn left...

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8/20 “People Powered Politics” workshops announced!

8/20 “People Powered Politics” workshops announced!

Workshops are always a hit! The #1 complaint we hear about our convention is “I want to go to more workshops!” They’re informative, inspiring and feature bold movement doers and thinkers on key issues of our time. Not registered yet? Learn more here and get registered today!  Check out our workshops here:   Pivoting past pipelines—A just transition Featuring Dawn Dannenbring and Rev. Tony Pierce from Illinois People’s Action The climate fight is a unique and pivotal moment to reshape the world ahead of us: who will control and benefit from the clean energy future – big corporations or the people? Dawn Dannenbring and Rev. Tony Pierce from Illinois People’s Action will share how they brought fracking to a halt in Illinois, and the lessons they’ve learned making the switch from fighting back to fighting for the future our communities need. Doing politics differently Featuring Amanda Weaver and David Hatch from Reclaim Chicago When we talk about...

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