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BREAKING: Ag Gag law found unconstitutional!

We just heard from our attorneys at the ACLU and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) that a federal judge ruled in our favor – declaring Iowa’s Ag Gag Law unconstitutional! That’s right: the Ag Gag law in Iowa struck down by federal judge. You may remember the two-year campaign we waged against Ag Gag at Iowa’s Statehouse back in 2011-2012. This industry-written bill aimed to silence our voice by: Preventing everyday folks from documenting manure spills, piles of dead hogs, and other possible violations at factory farms via photo and video,Preventing undercover style videos documenting animal abuse in factory farms, andPreventing whistleblowers from exposing unsafe working conditions or other workplace violations at animal ag facilities. The law passed after a GOP House and Democratic Senate compromised. But, thanks to your pressure we gutted much of it including the language outlawing photo and video in...

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Your vote for governor

Your vote for governor

Many issues were discussed in the gubernatorial debate last Wednesday night, but one got short shrift: Iowa’s clean water crisis.

Iowans across party lines want clean water and air. But pollution from corporate factory farms is making that impossible, as millions of gallons of untreated waste ends up in our waterways.

Fortunately, more and more Iowans are taking a stand. One in five Iowa counties have passed a resolution or sent a letter to the state in support of stronger permitting standards, local control, and/or a moratorium on factory farms.

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We visited Iowa Select

Check out this photo from a powerful action yesterday. Then, keep reading to see which clean water champion we're voting for on June 5th!

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Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

Our take: Reynolds’ Water Quality bill

The Iowa House voted 59-41 to pass Senate File 512, a bill to fund unspecified, voluntary water quality measures with taxpayer money.

CCI Action members say this proposal robs Peter to pay Paul. Read why this bill is bad news and the one thing we're celebrating.

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Our big ideas to fight factory farms

Our big ideas to fight factory farms

On January 16, over 100 Iowans showed up at the capitol to lobby for a moratorium on factory farms until there are fewer than 100 polluted waterbodies. 

CCI Action members joined the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture for a press conference where Senator Johnson and Representative Steckman announced their support for a moratorium and introduced a moratorium bill in each chamber. 

Following the press conference, CCI Action members prepared for a series of meetings with key legislative leaders that have important roles to advance the moratorium bill.

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