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The results are in: we have a lot of work to do

The results are in: we have a lot of work to do. We always do. We expected some disappointments last night, but oof. Though we aren’t seeing the huge national red wave that was projected, we are certainly seeing it here in our home state. The playing field in Iowa is now even friendlier to our opposition. This is a hard pill to swallow as we’ve seen so many legislative attacks on our friends, families, and neighbors these past two years. Iowa continues to be written off by many as a lost cause, but we’re not buying it. The change we need won’t happen overnight. It happens step by step, conversation by conversation, election by election. People ask me if I get down about the results? The answer is: not really. Why? Even though we’re living in tumultuous times, I’m a part of CCI Action and we plant the seeds for a better future every day we do this work. I feel that uncertainty, but I continue to feel clear on the path forward. It’s...

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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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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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2022 State Legislative Session – are you ready?

The 2022 state legislative session starts January 10th. This is the second year of a two-year legislative session, and especially with the new legislative districts, we expect lawmakers will want to wrap up business quickly so they can start campaigning for the 2022 elections. BUT, that doesn’t mean there won’t be hot-button issues, tax fights, and more in addition to pushing for bills that put people and our planet first. That’s why I’m asking you to attend one – or two! -events we have on Saturday, January 8 to get ready for the session: Legislative Session Preview on ZoomSaturday, Jan. 8 @ 10:30am Join CCI Action members and allies to equip yourself with information you need to know about the upcoming legislative session! We’ll review key dates to know, what issues are likely to be debated, and what Iowa’s new legislative districts mean for our work throughout the session and leading up to the November 2022...

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Let’s have fun

Next Monday, Nov. 29 – Friday, Dec. 3, members and staff will be working together to raise much needed funds for 2022, renew current CCI Action members, and ask new people to join. At CCI Action we do the work, we fund the work and — we have fun doing it. In that spirit, we invite you to join us for short 15-minute, fun, online events. Read more and RSVP below! PET PARTYMonday, Nov. 29 @ 6 pm Seeing people’s pets wander onto the screen has been a highlight of the recent Zoom times, are we right? We’re doing a quick 15-minute meet up to see our pets. Come prepared to introduce yourself and your furry friend(s), to grin at the screen, and help kick-off our campaign in a fun way.Can’t make it? We still want to see your friends anyway! Email a picture to cciaction @ cciaction.org RSVP today PUPPET SHOWTuesday, Nov. 30 @ 2 pm Our friends at May First Movement Technology are testing their privacy-focused...

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Phone bank with us to impact change in Des Moines

Join us on Zoom Mondays and Thursdays! (& election day) CCI Action members believe in doing politics differently. For us, that means bringing real people, our issues, and our solutions into the center of our political system and electing our people to office.We endorsed Des Moines City Council Ward 1 Candidate Indira Sheumaker because she is aligned with our vision for Des Moines and our belief of doing politics differently.The November 2nd local election provides us an opportunity to do just that in our capital city: prioritize people before the profits of big developers, polluters of our rivers, and police violence. To make that Des Moines a reality and inspire other communities, we have to reach out to more residents and move them to vote.  Join us for a phone bank shift to help us get out the vote and elect a movement candidate:  These calls make a critical difference! It’s important to connect, have an opportunity to let folks in our...

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