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2019 Iowa Legislative Preview

On Monday, 150 state legislators descend on Des Moines for the 2019 legislative session. And over the next 110 days they will introduce, consider, debate, and pass policies that impact us all in every aspect of our lives: policies on factory farms and clean water, healthcare, education, working conditions, our state budget, and more.We’ll be your eyes and ears at the Capitol tracking bills – good and bad – to let you know when your calls, emails, or weekend visits with your legislator can have a big impact.To help you get ready, here is our take on what we can expect going into this year’s General Assembly. Who’s at the table Kim Reynolds will be inaugurated as Governor next week. We’ll know more about her priorities after Tuesday’s State of the State address, but we’ve heard she is prioritizing cutting even more taxes in spite of tight revenues – which forced cuts over the previous two years.Republicans control the Statehouse. They will (largely) call...

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BREAKING: Ag Gag law found unconstitutional!

We just heard from our attorneys at the ACLU and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) that a federal judge ruled in our favor – declaring Iowa’s Ag Gag Law unconstitutional! That’s right: the Ag Gag law in Iowa struck down by federal judge. You may remember the two-year campaign we waged against Ag Gag at Iowa’s Statehouse back in 2011-2012. This industry-written bill aimed to silence our voice by: Preventing everyday folks from documenting manure spills, piles of dead hogs, and other possible violations at factory farms via photo and video,Preventing undercover style videos documenting animal abuse in factory farms, andPreventing whistleblowers from exposing unsafe working conditions or other workplace violations at animal ag facilities. The law passed after a GOP House and Democratic Senate compromised. But, thanks to your pressure we gutted much of it including the language outlawing photo and video in...

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Weekly Update: January 4, 2019

First and foremost, happy 2019! I hope you rang it in safely, and are as ready as I am for all of the organizing opportunities in front of us this year.We’re back in the office this week and hitting the ground running – at least those of us not battling bugs we picked up over the break (I’m pointing my finger at my nieces and nephew). Next week we’ll send you our 2019 Iowa Legislative Session primer, but this week we’re picking up right where we left off: on some organizing campaigns and taking a look at the new US House Democratic Majority and their plans (both the good and the bad).If you get a chance, let me know what you are excited about headed into 2019: the influx of presidential candidates, the historic representation of women in Congress, the Iowa legislative session, the Green New Deal, Healthcare for All, or something we might not be following yet. News and Updates Story County factory farm fight still going strong In just under a month, we...

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68,212 thank yous!

Holy cow – we did it!

678 of you chipped in $68,212 to fund the important work we do together. Thank you!

This year-end campaign never fails to leave me I awe. Though I shouldn’t be surprised – CCI Action members are THE BEST!

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We’re raising $55K in 5 days

This week is the biggest fundraiser and friendraiser we do all year. We’re asking you to join us as we build people-fueled political power in Iowa.

At CCI Action, we're fighting for clean water, healthcare, clean energy, racial justice.

We’re fighting against the destruction we witness every day to people and issues we care about.

We need everybody in. We need you!

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What does the election mean for our moratorium on factory farms?

Nothing – not even a Republican-controlled legislature and Kim Reynolds in the Governor's seat – can stop our movement for a moratorium on factory farms.

We never thought winning a moratorium would be easy.  We’ve known all along that it’s going to take a lot of work and involvement from CCI members like you.  When CCI members encounter a hurdle, we strategize and jump over it.  We know our longterm strategy works – here’s a list of signs that our movement is growing:

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