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Weekly Update: Feb. 22, 2019

What a week! Yesterday, I got to spend the day with 75 clean water fighters at the Capitol. It was great to stand beside so many people, from across the state, to lobby for our shared future.  Our big push of the day was lobbying for House File 203, our factory farm moratorium bill. Together we lobbied over 15 key legislators and held a press rally with two of our bill sponsors and Des Moines Water Works’ Bill Stowe. And, over 100 of you weighed in from home by calling Rep. Dean Fisher (R- Tama Co) asking him to assign HF 203 to a sub-committee. Thank you!  Tuesday was a big day for members in Story County. In the afternoon, we supported Story Co. Supervisor’s appeal of a factory farm permit before the DNR’s Environmental Protection Commission (EPC). In the evening, 150 of you turned out to a meeting where the Board of Supervisors voted to become the 25th county in the state to pass a resolution calling for changes to how Iowa issues...

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2017 CCI Action Legislative Reportcard

2017 CCI Action Legislative Reportcard

Find out how your legislators voted on key bills you lobbied on this session.

This will help you identify our allies, as well as legislators who advanced the agenda of corporate power.

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Bills that DID NOT pass the legislative funnel

A list of bills - both good and bad - that did not survive the first legislative funnel.

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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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CCI Action Fund endorses Nate Boulton for State Senate in district 16

CCI Action Fund endorses Nate Boulton for State Senate in district 16

CCI Action Fund endorses in state Senate primary race, will hit the phones and doors to build our power, work to elect progressives to the statehouse.

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