We need Medicaid expansion in Iowa

We've heard from a lot of folks who would directly benefit from Medicaid expansion, and several testified at a Senate subcommittee meeting on the bill earlier in February.

Read our latest on the issue and how everyday Iowans would benefit in our latest post on the A Better Iowa website.

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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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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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Drivers licenses for DREAMers an early win, now in-state tuition

Our press statement to the news announcement that the Iowa DOT has reversed course and will now issue drivers licenses to young immigrants:

“Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino’s decision to reverse course and start giving drivers licenses to deferred action immigrants is a good first step that should immediately be followed up with equal support for giving in-state tuition rates to the same group of people,” said Ana Belen Mancebo, a CCI Action Fund member from Des Moines.

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Hundreds protest corporate Branstad agenda

Three hundred family farmers, retired teachers, students, organized workers, and everyday people from all walks of life mobilized to provide the needed counterweight to the corporate agenda Gov. Branstad laid out in his "Condition of the State" address.

Read more for highlights and photos.

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