The CCI Action Fund is an Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement sister organization — with political ambition and bite.

We are an independent, citizen-led political force that speaks truth to power and drives public debate towards populist policies and actions that put people before profits and communities before corporations.

After doing this work for a long time as a 501(c)3, we realized that we’re not going to make the change we want without getting involved in elections. We’ve got to grow our own candidates, and work to elect smart, progressive, accountable people if we want to change “business as usual” politics.

We’re homegrown. We’re member-led. Our attention is always on the things that are most important to Iowans, like healthcare for all, action on climate change and clean water, and fighting for racial justice.

We don’t drop in one day and leave the next. We’re here day in, day out, this year, next year, and the next, and the next.

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