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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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To be powerful & strategic as possible, CCI Action needs you!

Many of us will be receiving a relief check as part of the American Rescue Plan. If you’re in a fortunate position to have a little to spare, consider reinvesting a portion of your relief check in Iowa CCI Action to keep fighting for a better Iowa and a better country for everyone, no exceptions. People need this relief and much more — including a $15 minimum wage, Green New Deal, and healthcare for all for starters — and CCI is going to organize until we get it. The next six months will see important policy fights for the health and safety of our people at every level. To win the major changes we need, CCI Action will continue to organize and reach out to people, across race and place, across age and gender, to build a true multiracial democracy. A democracy more powerful and far more just than anything this country has ever seen before. And CCI needs your help to do it. Donate today – your gift will be doubled....

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Wondering what’s next?

While Iowa’s election results have us reeling this morning, we want to talk about the presidential race.  Joe Biden is ahead in total votes and is surging in key battleground states where ballots are being counted, right now, by local election workers.  These votes represent our voices. And our voices will be heard. Our work is clear: we have to come together to demand every vote is counted. If our democratic process is respected, the presidential race will be a resounding win for the people. We’re seeing a red-to-blue shift in presidential vote totals, and that’s what we expected: Joe Biden urged his supporters to vote early while Donald Trump cast doubts on the security of early and absentee ballots and promoted unsafe day-of voting crowds. That means that votes for Trump were tallied first, while many of the ballots being counted now are significantly shifting the total towards Biden.  Trump’s conspiracy theories, lies, and...

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