A People First Iowa – 2014 Legislative Agenda

A People First Iowa

 

2014 is an election year, and the upcoming legislative session is an opportunity for Iowa CCI Action Fund members to not just win progressive victories, but also to draw clear-cut contrasts between Governor Branstad’s pro-corporate policies and a People First Iowa.

Our work at the statehouse this year will impact the issue environment in Iowa through the November elections and move us closer to our goals of a more just and democratic Iowa that puts communities before corporations and people before profits, politics, and polluters.

Check out our analysis of 2014’s first funnel here.

Our Farms, Our Air, Our Water – Agriculture and Environmental Policy To Build A People First Iowa:

Local control of factory farms, Clean Water Act permits for every factory farm, $1.3 million in new funding for Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field staff, legalization of raw milk sales, and food labeling for Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs).

Our Wages, Our Work – Worker’s Justice To Build A People First Iowa:

Raise the minimum wage to at least $12/hour and include anti-wage theft provisions with increased fines and penalties for businesses that engage in wage theft, and fully fund Iowa Workforce Development and hire at least four more wage theft case workers.

Our Money, Our Priorities – A State Budget To Build A People First Iowa:

Combined corporate reporting, Transparency in Tax Reporting Act, ending tax breaks and exemptions for factory farm polluters, and fully funding state agencies and vital public services.

Our Paychecks, Our Security – Financial Policy To Build A People First Iowa:

Cap payday loan interest rates at 36 percent – the same rate as banks and credit unions.

Our Lives, Our Schools – Education Policy To Build A People First Iowa:

IOWA Act that sets in-state tuition rates for immigrants so they can afford to go to college.

Our Government, Our Voice – Electoral Policy To Build A People First Iowa:

Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections (VOICE) a system for public financing, campaign contribution limits, universal voter registration, Constitutional Amendment overturning corporate personhood/Citizen’s United.

 

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