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How to vote in June 7 primary

Let’s get out the vote for our endorsed candidates! To vote in this spring’s primary elections you must be an Iowan who is registered to vote. And, in the State of Iowa, primaries are closed which means a voter will need to declare a party (Democrat or Republican) in order to participate in the primary. Primary winners will move on to the November 8, 2022 General Election. There are three ways to vote: Vote by mail!Request your vote by mail ballot here. Last day to request a ballot is May 23. Absentee ballots MUST be received at your auditor’s office or ballot drop box by the close of polls on election day.Early voting in personBegins May 18 – June 6. You can vote in person at your County Auditor’s office Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Find your county auditor’s office here. On Election Day: Tuesday, June 7Find your polling place here. Polling places will be open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Find out if...

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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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2022 Legislative Forum Guide

Going to a local legislative forum in your area? Great! Legislators continue to tell us how important it is to hear from you – their constituents, the most powerful communication being in person or by phone. Most weekends, you can find an opportunity to engage your legislators at a local legislative forum – often called legislative coffees, or in some places ‘cracker barrels.’ These are great opportunities to talk with your legislator face to face, raise issues important to you and call on them to stand on the side of the people. Check your local paper to see when there is a legislative coffee or other event in your area. Or use the online lists below. Click here to see the legislative forum schedules: Forums and town halls (listed by date)House Republicans and Democrats (listed by date) Please report back to let us know how it goes or what you hear by calling the CCI headquarters at 515-282-0484 or cciaction @ cciaction.org. Legislative...

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CCI Action Lobby Day Feb. 9

Corporate power has high paid lobbyists… we have you! In addition to taking action from home by calling or emailing your legislators, or showing up to legislative forums in your area, we also take action together by showing up at the statehouse – the people’s house – to make our voice heard. We’re still in a pandemic, so we’re not planning a full day of lobbying nor trying to pack hundreds into the Capitol, but we’ll still make our presence known. When: Wednesday, February 9 from 1-4pm. What: For those who are comfortable and masked up, we’ll be at the People’s House lobbying legislators to take action to: make insulin more affordable and accessible (including a short press conference with legislators from both sides of the aisle),enact a moratorium on factory farms, protecting the social safety net, put our air, water, and quality of life before greenwashed climate solutions like pipelines and bio gas,and...

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