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CCI Action Candidate Training

We know that the legislators at the Statehouse putting forward bills like school vouchers and proposals to take food away from Iowans don’t serve us or our neighbors, they serve corporate interests. And all too often our city councilors and county supervisors cater to entrenched, wealthy elites rather than everyday people. It’s clearer than ever before that we need folks like us – folks who share our values and our dream for a better Iowa – in elected office. That’s why we are holding our first Candidate Leadership Training on March 10th and 11th. We’ll cover everything you need to know to run a successful campaign grounded in building people power to win on our issues. This training is for prospective candidates, campaign workers, and CCI Action members committed to building base through elections. The training will be held the evening of Friday March 10th and all day Saturday March 11th. If you are interested in attending, please fill...

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Stop Governor Reynolds’ public school heist scheme

At CCI Action, we believe that every child – no matter their zip code, background, race, gender, identity, or ability – has an equal right to a quality education. That means fully funding our public schools, urban and rural, so that every child gets an accurate and honest education that prepares them for their future and pursue their dreams. Which is why what Governor Reynolds is proposing regarding school vouchers troubles us. Though she says it’s about giving parents choice, it’s really an attempt to undermine faith in our public schools, cast doubt on public educators, and keep us from coming together to demand our public schools get the resources they need to equip each and every student with critical skills and life lessons. Adding insult to injury, Gov. Reynolds pulled a bait-and-switch on everyday Iowans. For the past two years, she campaigned on giving 1,000 students vouchers to attend private school at a cost of about $55 million. Now that initial...

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People’s Condition of the State

Last night, Governor Reynolds delivered her Condition of the State address. She claimed the condition of our state was strong, but her priorities will do anything but prepare our state for the future. What we need are investments in our public programs and rural communities, not more dangerous tax cuts and giveaways for the wealthy. We need fully-funded public schools to ensure each and every child no matter their zip code, background, identity or ability receives a quality education that prepares them for the future – not funneling taxpayer money into vouchers for private schools. That’s why at the conclusion of Reynolds’ address, we delivered our own “People’s Condition of the State” address! View and share it on Facebook here or visit our YouTube page to view. In our address, grassroots leaders from across the state laid out what is truly needed to move our state forward, from investing in rural healthcare and public schools,...

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It’s yearend team fundraiser time!

Letter from CCI Action’s board chair Cherie Mortice I Double your gift here It’s a cliché, but it’s true—the work we do together isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Yes, as a former high school coach I use a lot of sports analogies. And I see lots of similarities between coaching and building political power. For both we’ve got to rally our folks, celebrate our wins, and learn from everything we do so we keep getting better. Winning the changes we want takes a strong team, a solid game plan…and time. And, I’ll tell you this: As far as teammates go, CCI Action members are THE BEST. They’re engaged, involved, and take action for and with each other. You’re determined to make Iowa, and this country a better place. This year we’ve: Talked with over 10,000 voters in key districts across the state about our issues and endorsed candidates who are serious about our kind of change Canvassed and collected stories to stop price gouging by Big...

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The results are in: we have a lot of work to do

The results are in: we have a lot of work to do. We always do. We expected some disappointments last night, but oof. Though we aren’t seeing the huge national red wave that was projected, we are certainly seeing it here in our home state. The playing field in Iowa is now even friendlier to our opposition. This is a hard pill to swallow as we’ve seen so many legislative attacks on our friends, families, and neighbors these past two years. Iowa continues to be written off by many as a lost cause, but we’re not buying it. The change we need won’t happen overnight. It happens step by step, conversation by conversation, election by election. People ask me if I get down about the results? The answer is: not really. Why? Even though we’re living in tumultuous times, I’m a part of CCI Action and we plant the seeds for a better future every day we do this work. I feel that uncertainty, but I continue to feel clear on the path forward. It’s...

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How to vote in the Nov. 8 election

Let’s get out the vote for our endorsed candidates! We need to elect leaders that will work with us to make changes that we all want and need. To vote in this fall’s general elections you must be an Iowan who is registered to vote. Here’s three ways you can vote: Early in-person voting: Starting Oct. 19 and through Nov. 7 you can vote early in-person at your County Auditor’s office 8am-5pm. Use this link to find your County Auditor. Vote by mail: Request your vote by mail ballot here. Last day to request a ballot is Oct. 24. Absentee ballots MUST be received at your auditor’s office or ballot drop box by the close of polls on election day. On Election Day: Find your polling place here. Polling places will be open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Find out if you’re registered in Iowa! If you have moved to Iowa from another state or to a different county in Iowa, pre-register to vote in your new county before the first...

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