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CCI Action endorses Glenn Hurst for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat

Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns. And when it comes to getting profits out of healthcare, we need elected officials who will go toe-to-toe with health insurance greed and Big Pharma. That’s why we’re excited to endorse Glenn Hurst for U.S. Senate. From Iowa’s privatized Medicaid to private insurance denying Iowans the care they need, it’s clear we need a healthcare system that puts patients before profits and care before corporate greed. As a small town rural doctor in western Iowa, Dr. Glenn Hurst knows this as well and is committed to the fight for Medicare for All. But don’t just take my word for it:  “Glenn Hurst is a person who actually ‘walks the talk’ and shows that he can play a vital role in solving the problems our planet faces. Glenn has a firm grasp on the issues facing rural and urban Iowans – healthcare, water quality and industrial agriculture monopolies, and how to revitalize rural Iowa. And he knows...

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CCI Action endorses Kimberly Graham for Polk County Attorney

Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns. And when it comes to racial justice and policing, we need elected officials who will work *with* us to ensure police accountability and prosecute police misconduct. 📣That’s why we’re excited to endorse Kimberly Graham for Polk County Attorney We believe that in our communities – no matter our race, neighborhood, background, ability, or genders – everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes and community, and free to exist without the threat of discrimination or violence. Yet in the wake of the social justice protests following the death of George Floyd, we’ve witnessed the Polk County Attorney’s office that target protesters over police brutality. Electing Kimberly as county attorney is a clear path to advance our fight for racial justice and ending police violence. “Kimberly Graham is a passionate fighter for equitable and racial justice. She would bring needed change to an office...

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CCI Action endorses Jaylen Cavil for HD36

Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns. And when it comes to racial justice and policing, we need elected officials who will ban racial profiling and ensure police accountability *with* us. That’s why we’re excited to endorse Jaylen Cavil in House District 36, which covered downtown and parts of Des Moines west and south sides. We believe that in our communities – no matter our race, neighborhood, background, ability, or genders – everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes and community, and free to exist without the threat of discrimination or violence. Yet in the wake of the social justice protests following the death of George Floyd, we’ve witnessed the state legislature move to criminalize dissent and offer police immunity. Electing Jaylen to the statehouse is a clear path to advance our fight for racial justice and ending police violence. “Jaylen is a candidate who understands the importance of people-powered movements to...

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CCI Action endorsement for SD 37

Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns. And when it comes to clean water and factory farms, we need elected officials who will take on corporate agriculture with us. That’s why we’re excited to announce our of Austin Frerick for state Senate District 37, which covers Marion and northeast Cedar Rapids! For too long, factory farms have run roughshod over our rural communities, our water, and our land. We know we need a factory farm moratorium and we need to hold polluters accountable if we’re going to have a food and farm system that works for farmers, workers, eaters, and the environment. Austin knows this, too. But don’t just take it from us: We’re endorsing Austin because he’s with us on the issues and on challenging business-as-usual politics and the status quo. He shares our belief that real change comes from the ground up, and he has a plan to win and can excite a grassroots base to turn out to the polls on June...

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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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