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CCI Action members take DeJear on factory farm tour

Leaders from CCI Action spent more than two hours speaking with DeJear and educating her on the issues brought by factory farms. CCI Action members met with gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear in Poweshiek County on Saturday. Members took DeJear on a bus tour of a factory farm and shared personal stories about the impacts that CO2 pipelines and factory farms have on Iowa communities. Members shared stories of how CAFOs have impacted their lives. Joyce Otto of Poweshiek County described a day when it was particularly difficult to endure the smell. “I was running late and I had my children and work equipment, finally rushing out the front door,” Otto said. “It was like a wall, I didn’t want to breathe, I was holding my breathe. It was so bad that my kids were crying.” Otto went on to describe how after awhile it felt like she and her family had lost their freedom to enjoy their own backyard. Members explained how the foul air has caused health problems in...

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The election results are in

A note from CCI Action’s Movement Politics Organizer after the June 7 primary: The election results are in, and one thing is clear – our people power movement is getting stronger. Not every candidate we endorsed won, but we won big on the issues. Jaylen Cavil (Des Moines House District 36) came in a strong second in a six candidate primary, Austin Frerick (Linn County Senate District 37) came within 148 votes of winning against a two-term incumbent, and Glenn Hurst (Iowa Senate) made issues like Medicare for All a top-tier issue in the race. These movement candidates knew it would be an uphill battle, but that our fight for racial justice, healthcare justice, and environmental justice was worth it. And racial justice won big in Polk County with Kimberly Graham winning the Democratic nomination for County Attorney. This came on the heels of over four years of our organizing for police accountability, criminal justice reform, and racial justice....

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CCI Action endorses in Johnson County Supervisors race

Our vision of changing business-as-usual politics starts and stops with prioritizing people and our planet. And that elections are a means to advance our issue organizing campaigns. That’s what we call movement politics – bringing real people, our stories and issues, and our solutions into the center of our political system. After careful review and discussion, CCI Action Fund is excited to announce our endorsements of Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz for Johnson County Supervisor. We stand with Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz because they each stand with us on the issues – racial justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and co-governing. They understand, like we do, that the issues we face are all connected, and that change always comes from the bottom up. “Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz are both grassroots candidates who understand the importance of listening to everyday people. Jon has proven over and again during his time in office that he is willing to fight...

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It’s #M4A May!

That’s right, we’re announcing “Medicare for All (M4A) May” here at CCI Action. I’m excited, and hope you’ll take action with us at some point (or several!) throughout the month. Why May and why now? Well, next Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders is reintroducing Medicare for All in the U.S. Senate. And as we still deal with the lingering effects of a global pandemic, it’s never been more clear that the health of ourselves and loved ones is dependent upon the health of our neighbors, communities, and country. So over the month of May we’re taking action to challenge the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and other corporate interests that profit from our current, broken healthcare system. We’re picking strategic fights to move us closer to Medicare for All. You’ll hear more over the next several weeks of how you can plug in, but to kick us off, I hope you’ll be able to: Join us for our Medicare for All...

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CCI Action’s 2022 Primary Endorsements

OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS PHONE CANVASS WITH US Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns and make life better for our community. And when it comes to: clean water and stopping factory farms, we need elected officials who will take on corporate agriculture with us, racial justice and police accountability, we need elected officials who will ban racial profiling and prosecute police misconduct, getting profits out of healthcare, we need elected officials who will go toe-to-toe with health insurance greed and Big Pharma, andour other people and planet first issues, we need elected officials that take bold action for bold climate now, who welcome immigrants to our communities, and get big money out of politics. That’s why we’re excited to announce our slate of endorsements for the June 7 primary: Click to learn more about Austin’s endorsement Click to learn more about Jaylen’s endorsement Click here to learn more...

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It’s Endorsement Week!

Our vision of changing business-as-usual politics starts and stops with people and our planet. Elections are a means to win action on issues that impact our lives. That’s what we mean when we say movement politics – we’re bringing real people, our stories and issues, and our solutions into the center of our political system. That’s why we’re excited to announce “endorsement week” here at CCI Action! Over the next three days, we will unveil CCI Action’s endorsements in key races across the state for the June 7 primary. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR ENDORSEMENTS PHONE BANK FOR OUR CANDIDATES AND OUR ISSUES! CCI Action’s Phone Bank shifts leading up to the June 7th Primary will be held over zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm. We’ll reach out to thousands of everyday Iowans to impact this race and our other endorsed movement candidates (more announcements this week!). You will need a phone, internet, and a computer or ipad to...

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