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CCI Action endorses Indira Sheumacker for Des Moines City Council Ward 1

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Our vision of changing business-as-usual politics starts and stops with people and our planet. That’s movement politics: bringing real people, our issues, and our solutions into the center of our political system. That’s why we’re excited to announce our endorsement of Indira Sheumacker for Des Moines City Council Ward 1. We believe that our health, water, and climate are too important to be compromised for profit. And, we’re ready for city councilors who believe the same to be in the fight with us. Over the last year, the Des Moines City Council continually protected police violence, MidAmerican Energy’s profits, & silenced residents. In recent years, the council chose not to support a Welcoming City ordinance to protect immigrant and refugee neighbors in the wake of Trump’s election, nor stand up for our water or have Des Moines Water Work CEO Bill Stowe’s back when he came under attack by corporate ag. CCI Action Fund Board president...

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Weekly updated for July 8, 2019

In last Monday’s email, we asked you to spend time reflecting on why you do the movement work you do. I had some time to do that myself and was reminded that there are two sides to every coin.As we celebrated independence, we also must recognize the land we live on is stolen land, unceded by indigenous people. As many of us enjoyed a little extra time off for the 4th of July, many more people did not. We recognize this country was built on slavery and exploitation of immigrant labor, and that a handful of very wealthy individuals continues to profit off the labor of poor and working class people. And even as we celebrate the US Women’s Soccer victory, we also must recognize the gender-based systemic oppressions that show up in their story and in the stories of other women and gender nonconforming people, including pay inequity, and unpaid labor.So we are called to this work for many reasons and we recognize that all our struggles are linked. We take...

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Ross Grooters wins Pleasant Hill City Council race!

Ross Grooters at the parade

Election Day was a big deal for us -- we and longtime leader Ross Grooters won his campaign for Pleasant Hill city council!

Ross was one of the first movement candidates that we recruited and trained, and that our new Iowa CCI PAC endorsed and worked to get elected.  

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We’re endorsing Ross Grooters for Pleasant Hill City Council

CCI Action Fund has an exciting announcement:  we're endorsing Ross Grooters’ campaign for Pleasant Hill City Council!

You might know Ross – he’s been a leader on all of our issues. Because of his experience with CCI Action, Ross has been inspired to run for office.

His platform is clear: “living wages, clean water, and a welcoming city.”

Why is CCI Action weighing-in on Pleasant Hill race?

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