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Who’s on the ballot in Iowa?

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Early voting began this week. You may have already received your absentee ballot.

But do you know who is on your ballot?

There’s more than the race for Governor. Or US Representative. Or state Representative.

This election, make sure you’re prepared by checking out our BallotReady site to find out all the races you’re voting on and assemble your ballot for election day!

We’ve partnered with BallotReady to help you make an informed decision when you vote. You’ll find all the races you’re voting on, as well as stances candidates have taken on key issues, as well as major endorsements they’ve received.

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Keep ICE out of Iowa: Deportation Defense Discussions

For years, ICE has been terrorizing our communities with little to no accountability. From the recent raid in Mount Pleasant where workers were racially profiled, detained, and some even tazed or beaten by ICE agents to the consistent individual pick-ups across Iowa, it's clear that ICE has gone rogue.

Enough is enough.

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July 21 Workshop Lineup

What are you willing to fight for? The stakes are high in 2018! Almost all statewide offices are up for election, including the Governor’s seat. This election will shape Iowa for generations. We need to fight today for our shared future and be clear about what it should look like.

On July 21 we come together for our annual convention to plan the fight of our lives. Don't miss the chance to learn from and be inspired by these powerful movement leaders.

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For people who know something is very wrong but aren’t sure what to do

Are you following the recent news articles about ICE? We want to share a few links and resources here, largely informed by posts from Amanda Gelender and Guante, and partly by this quote from Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture on Twitter):

Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice:
1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself?
2. Who's already doing work around this injustice?
3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete support & help to them?
4. How can I be constructive?

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Halt the hate on the hill

Dangerous. Reckless. Horrific. 

These were just some of the words used to describe Senate File 481 during Tuesday's subcommittee.

The room was packed! And, over 20 people spoke out against the proposed bill that would force local police to act as ICE agents, ncluding immigrants, law enforcement, attorneys, pastors, and community leaders.

On the flip side: Republicans couldn't even find ONE person to speak in favor of it.

But that didn't stop Representatives Holt & Heartsill from ignoring passionate testimonies and factual evidence. They passed SF 481 2-1 onto the full House Public Safety committee. 

We have the power to stop this bill! 

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Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Last year our immigrant communities were attacked at the State House in conjunction with a larger national effort to purge our country of the feared "other". This year, we expect to see more hate on the hill. 

SF 481 seeks localize federal immigration authority by forcing local law enforcement to do the job of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE); it also targets public entities such as municipalities or counties who have taken a hard stance on immigration by speaking out in favor of protecting those communities; finally it threatens to cut funding from public entities that express support for immigrant communities.

The bill passed the Senate on a party-line vote and now sits in the House Public Safety Committee.

We're tired of these low-blow attacks on immigrants. We're fighting back! We have the power to stop SF 481.

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