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Make calls to GOTV and beat fascism

This is a beautiful way to take action! Join a shift, be in community with other CCI Action members, and be part of the victory. Can you sign up for a shift (or two) today? Oct. 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Oct. 28 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Oct. 31 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM Nov. 1 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM Nov. 1 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Nov. 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM Nov. 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Nov. 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 PM Nov. 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM Nov. 3 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM We’ll meet on Zoom. It’s a great chance to be in community with CCI Action members and impact the election. Together, we get trained on the script and the tools, and then we jump on the phones. After we defeat Donald Trump and Joni Ernst, some groups and politicians are going to pack up and go home. Not us. We’ve been working to build a better Iowa for 45 years, and we’re going to keep working. Sign up to make calls with us! Let’s win...

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[TRANSMISSION FROM THE FUTURE: NOV 4, 2020]

They haven’t counted all the votes yet.  Election Day was yesterday. Iowa’s Senate race and the presidential election are still “too close to call.” This morning, CNN said that there won’t be a total ballot count for another two weeks. Trump is trying to say he won. So is Joni Ernst. But there are so many Iowa ballots left to be counted! That’s why I’m glad that, on October 20th, 2020, just two weeks before November 3rd, I joined CCI Action’s efforts to get out the vote. I know that I did everything I could to add to the vote tally, and now I have a team to work with. CCI Action is still fighting to make sure every vote counts and every vote is counted.  I joined the CCI Action phone bank because I knew we needed to win by a historic margin. I felt frustrated and afraid, and I needed to do something. (You still have 5 days to join CCI Action’s Get Out The Vote phone bank — sign up at this...

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Our early voting toolkit for talking with the people in your life

Our state and our country are places where every person should count. No matter what you look like, how much money you have, or where you come from, it is the right of every American to vote in fair and free elections and to have their votes counted. This resource provides tools for voting early and securely in Iowa, and encouraging your friends and family to vote. This toolkit includes: What you need to know to vote early and securely in Iowa.Talking points an use to call your family and friends about early votingA simple form to organize your family and friends’ early voting commitments.  By working together, we will ensure that every vote is counted and swear in a government elected by and for us. By joining together in record numbers, we will ensure a democracy where everyone counts, no exceptions – from Iowa to the White House. If you have questions about how to vote early, you can find information on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. For...

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A “New Deal” for the caregiving workforce

As a CCI Action member and supporter, I remember feeling excited learning about Caring Across Generations at CCI Action’s Sept. 21, 2019 People’s Presidential Forum.  We heard stories of family members whose lives are put on hold as they care for older and very young family members. We learned about this multiracial, multi-generational movement to transform the way we care so that everyone providing and receiving care can do so with dignity. We put the presidential candidates on notice about what we wanted as an important plank in a people-and-planet-first platform. Well, even though Joe Biden did not attend that forum or speak at our convention, his campaign has released a plan that starts to address this critical issue. That is what our CCI Action movement politics does: it puts policies above the politician. Among the ripples we started, and the promises Joe’s opponents made on the stage last fall, I am sure our voices were heard and contributed to this plan. And...

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Sen. Ernst: COVID is real. We need real support.

Sen. Ernst has said she doubts COVID numbers and its affect on us. But we know COVID is real – and it’s really affecting us. We need real support. Call Sen. Joni Ernst at (202) 224-3254 and tell her: Our community, our healthcare workers, our families need real support. Interested in getting involved? Learn more about our upcoming actions, canvass calls, and teach-ins by signing up for weekly emails.

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Election 2020: Our endorsements and preferences

We have big plans for Iowa. This year, we need to make Joni Ernst a one-term senator and Donald Trump a one-term president.  But we also need so much more than that. Over the next two years, we need to build statewide people power to defeat Kim Reynolds in 2022 and build sustainable, transformative alternatives to her corporate politics. That’s why, today, we’re excited to announce the candidates that CCI Action members have selected as our endorsed and preferred choices for the 2020 elections.  Right now, Kim Reynolds and her cronies co-govern with corporations and the rich. We need to build long-term political power so the elected officials we replace them with will co-govern with the people. That’s how we build the future we deserve. Imagine an Iowa where: Our elected officials come from our movements, and they fight for the interests of our communities, not corporations.When considering...

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