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Show your support for SF2280 – make racial profiling illegal in Iowa

Show your support for SF2280 – make racial profiling illegal in Iowa

Horrific cases of racial profiling have made national news, and we’ve seen local cases in Iowa. It’s impossible to ignore that we need to do something so people of color can move safely about their lives. Sen. Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduced an anti-racial profiling bill (SF2280, formerly SSB1177) this session. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (9-4 vote) on February 14. In a time where we’re seeing horrible legislation being introduced and passed, this is a good bill we can fight for. It’s going to take many lawmakers hearing from many of you to get this bill on the Senate floor. Our legislators need to hear that we want them to bring this bill up for a vote. Thirty states already have laws on the books – this legislation is long overdue in Iowa. TAKE ACTION NOW – Take a moment to write your legislator using this simple form. Some key elements to this bill include but are not limited to: Provides minimum course study and minimum basic training...

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Why is MidAmerican Energy “undecided”?

Why is MidAmerican Energy “undecided”?

Today, a group of our members jumped on the phone for a call with MidAmerican Energy President and CEO Adam Wright.

Then a few of us visited his corporate office to re-enforce our message: MidAmerican needs to stop a terrible energy power grab bill from moving at the Statehouse!

Can you help keep the pressure on and send MidAmerican CEO Adam Wright a message today? Tell him to do the right thing and oppose this bill!

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Find a legislative forum in your area

Find a legislative forum in your area

Throughout the session, usually on Saturdays, state legislators hold short meetings (or “coffees”) with constituents in their home districts. This is an important space to engage with your legislator face-to-face, raise up issues important to you, and call on them to stand on the side of the people.

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Your legislative forum toolkit!

Your legislative forum toolkit!

Legislative forums are an important space to raise issues you care about and to engage your legislator face-to-face.

They're also a great place to start conversations and connect with more like-minded Iowans. Here's a toolkit to help build support for issues you care about.

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Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Last year our immigrant communities were attacked at the State House in conjunction with a larger national effort to purge our country of the feared "other". This year, we expect to see more hate on the hill. 

SF 481 seeks localize federal immigration authority by forcing local law enforcement to do the job of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE); it also targets public entities such as municipalities or counties who have taken a hard stance on immigration by speaking out in favor of protecting those communities; finally it threatens to cut funding from public entities that express support for immigrant communities.

The bill passed the Senate on a party-line vote and now sits in the House Public Safety Committee.

We're tired of these low-blow attacks on immigrants. We're fighting back! We have the power to stop SF 481.

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