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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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Our goal: $45K in 5 days!

Our goal: $45K in 5 days!

Our biggest fundraiser and friend-raiser of the year! Give by Dec. 2 - your gift will be matched dollar for dollar!

We need you with us to fight back against what we already know will be a slate of really bad Statehouse bills that threaten everything we care about.

The election showed us – loud and clear – that people on both sides are turned off, tuned out, and feel betrayed by “business as usual” politics. We want to change that. We’re fired up with a vision of how politics can be. With your help, we will make it happen!

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Guest post: What a trip to Chicago taught me about movement politics

Guest post: What a trip to Chicago taught me about movement politics

The weekend of Oct. 22, five stalwart Iowa CCI Action Fund members piled into a van for Chicago and joined Reclaim Chicago for an electoral training. Reclaim offers a different model of movement politics for people who believe in economic, racial, and social justice.

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Our take: fight back, now more than ever

Our post-election message to members and our take on what happened.

Here’s one thing that will never change: We are a fight-back organization – rooted in love, righteous anger, and action. We’re not going to sit on the sidelines. We care too much about each other and the future of our people and planet.

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Four movement candidate races we’re watching

Four movement candidate races we’re watching

Here at CCI Action (and our national network People’s Action), we have a vision for how to do politics differently. We want to see more “movement candidates” here in Iowa – candidates who run on issues, not on personality, and who govern as they campaign. These four campaigns are inspiring...

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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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