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Today’s the day!

Hello Friends, Today is a big day for us. We’re kicking off our annual 5-day team fundraising campaign! We’re asking you to join us as we build people-fueled political power in Iowa.  I think you’ll agree—2020 is going to be an important year for the future of Iowa…and nationally. That’s why I’m asking you to dig really deep this year to support CCI Action! Our goal: raise $45,000 in the next 5 daysDonors want to start things off BIG. We’ve got a $5,000 match! Donate today—it’s like giving twice!  Big social change has always come from the ground up, not the top down.  That’s why our work together – on the ground, in Iowa, 365 days a year, year after year – is so important!  We’re fighting for clean water, healthcare for all, racial justice, and clean energy.  We’re determined to take our country back from corporations...

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This is a big week for us!

We’re kicking off our annual 5-day team fundraising campaign!We’re asking you to join us as we build people-fueled political power in Iowa.  2020 has the potential to be a momentous year –for all of us. Why? Because we have so many opportunities next year at the local, state, and national level –to move the needle for clean water, for our health, for our public safety, and for climate action. We can’t let up! We need to give it everything we’ve got next year to ensure a better future – for all of us! Together we’re speaking out and building grassroots people-power like never before around bold solutions like Medicare for All, a moratorium on factory farms, a ban on racial profiling by police, and a Green New Deal. We’re uniting and energizing people, and WE WILL WIN! Four years ago, these policies were called “pie in the sky.” The establishment brushed us off. Now our solutions are taking center stage in local and national debates....

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Take Action for Clean Water!

Sign our clean water petition! Back in March we sued the State of Iowa for their inaction to protect Iowans water from factory farm pollution. We know that Iowans across party lines care about clean, safe water. That’s why we are launching our clean water petition. Sign and share the petition here! Knock Down the House – film screening Thursday August 15, 2019 6PM – 8PM A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history. Join us at the CCI office to watch together and discuss after! RSVP at the Facebook event here. Environmental Protection Commission Mtg. Tuesday August 20, 2019 9AM – 12PM The Environmental Protection Commission is the oversight board for the...

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The People’s Voice: The convention is over but our activism is not.

From left to right: Shundrea Trotty, Patty Lovera, Varshini Prakash, and Sarita Gupta discuss the importance of grassroots politics and their optimism for the future. DES MOINES, IA – Hundreds of members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI) gathered downtown on Saturday to participate in CCI’s 2019 annual convention, The People’s Voice. The convention brought together existing and new members to hear from an all-female panel discussion. Leaders in caregiving, anti-factory farms, climate, and racial justice discussed the importance of these issues and offered ways people can take action and deepen our grassroots activism. “We must rely on people, not politicians and corporations, to make a positive change,” said Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement. “During the Great Depression one year saw two million people protest and 400,000 workers strike for a day or more. We need that kind of social...

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Legislative Update for February 22, 2019

Things are picking up at the Iowa Statehouse. Bills are being introduced (over 100 on Thursday alone), sub-committees and committees are starting to meet, discuss, and debate, and groups are holding their lobby days (see our “Attend an Event” section below). Our bill establishing a single-payer healthcare system for Iowa was introduced (House File 96)! Here are a few more GOOD bills that caught our eye this week: Establishing a “Crude-Oil Fee” on pipelines (like DAPL) to help cover the costs of future spills (House File 44);Establishing Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for food (House File 58);Getting rid of Iowa’s (Steve King’s) “English Only” law (House File 70) and introducing an Iowa Dream Act (House File 101);Several bills expanding voting (electronic registration, automatic registration, vote-by-mail, and restoring voting rights);Repealing Iowa’s pre-emption of local wage and worker ordinances...

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CCI Action calls for Steve King to resign

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2019 For more information:   Adam Mason, State Policy Organizing Director, 515-282-0484, adam@iowacci.org Members of Iowa CCI Action calling on racist, white supremacist Steve King to resign from office immediately   Steve King’s racist white supremacist worldview is not new and it is not a secret.  As Iowans we have become accustomed to writing King off as an embarrassment to our state. But King’s comments are not merely offensive; his worldview is dangerous, and he is trying to make it a reality. We as Iowans are committed to standing up against hate, standing up against white supremacy, and standing up against religiously and racially motivated violence and those who promote these evils. That is why we confronted King at a campaign event in Des Moines. This is a moral issue and a wakeup call. Many in politics and our government have spent years turning a blind eye to King’s explicit white supremacist worldview for their...

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