Reportback: Emergency Clean Water Meeting with Bill Stowe on HF 316

Last night, our sister organization Iowa CCI, held an emergency clean water meeting with Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) Director Bill Stowe and DMWW board members Graham Gillette and Mark Wallace.

Nearly 170 people packed the CCI office to join the clean water fightback! Stowe gave us the low-down on what the legislature is attempting to do with two bad bills in the House and the Senate that would dismantle the DMWW and distribute $270 million of assets to surrounding customers.

Watch our live stream of the meeting below:

Here are three major takeaways:

  1. These bills are not about protecting clean water. They’re all about killing the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit so that the ag industry can continue business-as-usual.
  2. It’s clear that the Farm Bureau and corporate ag industry are trying to take over our democracy for their own private gain – this is a powergrab. Click here to learn who’s behind this bill.
  3. It’s going to take all of us to make sure we stop this bill.

Here’s what you can do to fight this attack on Des Moines Water Works!

House Majority Leader Hagenow Legislative Forum
Saturday, Feb 25 from 9:30-10:30am
Walnut Ridge Senior Living Community, 1701 Campus Dr, Clive, IA 50325

Let’s send a strong message to Representative Hagenow to stop HF 316 and support water quality efforts that include strong regulations and enforcement of environmental protection.

Legislative Phone Bank
Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00-7:00pm
Iowa CCI Office, 2001 Forest Ave, Des Moines

Join us to make calls into key districts to take action when it counts.

Citizen Lobby Day
Wednesday, March 1 from 10am-2pm
Iowa State Capitol

Next week is funnel week. We’re going to see a lot of committee meetings on bad bills like HF 316. Join us on Wednesday to take action to stop HF 316 and other bad bills that suppress the vote, legalize shoot first – ask later, and pre-empt minimum wage.

Des Moines City Council Meeting
Monday, March 6 from 3:30-6:00pm
Iowa CCI Office, 2001 Forest Ave, Des Moines

Depending on what happens at the Statehouse we want to attend the next Des Moines City Council meeting to tell them to oppose dismantling the Des Moines Water Works.


ADD YOUR NAME – to show strong opposition to this bad move

Join the Fight!

  • Ready to take action? Contact us to learn how to get actively involved in this fight.
  • Join as an Iowa CCI member
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