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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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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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Phone banking for our issues and candidates!

At CCI Action we believe in doing politics differently. That means using elections to advance our key issue campaigns and supporting candidates who believe, like we do, that we need to put people and the planet first, and supporting candidates who understand that change comes from the bottom up, that the solutions to the issues we face come from those who experience them every day. To help us make sure such leaders are elected, we are phone banking leading up to the election this November. These aren’t your typical political calls – we lead with the issues and our work and connect that to the candidates we endorsed (click here for more on our People and Planet First legislative candidates and our candidate for governor ). Our voter calls aren’t just turning voters out to the polls, when we find voters who align with us on our issues – we invite them into our year-round work to organize for the Iowa we need. More people, more power! CCI Action’s...

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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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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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