Citizen lobbyists reshaping the way business is done at the statehouse

Four weeks into the 2013 legislation session and small groups of CCI members just like you and me are changing the way politics is done in Iowa – proving the power that everyday people have to influence the public debate when we organize collectively and go toe-to-toe with the pin-strip suited lobbyists and big money corporate interest groups.

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Expanding Medicaid is common sense

We have an important opportunity to provide more Iowans with access to health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion this legislative session.

Now our legislature, and Governor Branstad, need to take action to make this opportunity a reality.

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Good bills/bad bills we’re tracking (2013 legislative session)

The list of good and bad policy bills Iowa CCI Action Fund members are tracking this session. Updated frequently.

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Editorial: Making the case for Iowa’s expansion of Medicaid

"... expanding Medicaid will help the individuals served and also promote more cost-effective care, potentially even reducing the use of high-cost medical care." Charles Bruner of the Child and Family Policy Center lays out why Iowa lawmakers need to act to expand Medicaid to cover more Iowans now.

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CCI members are busy at Statehouse

One day, four issues, a dozen CCI citizen lobbyists in full effect. Together we weighed in on several bad bills by giving personal testimony to legislators. We made news, talking with reporters on four different issues.

And most importantly, we had a big impact on issues impacting everyday folks across the state.

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