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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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Democracy Defenders sign on letter

October 27, 2020 Iowa Governor Kim ReynoldsIowa Secretary of State Paul PateIowa Attorney General Tom MillerIowa Auditor Rob SandIowa Speaker of the House Pat Grassley Iowa Senator Jack WhitverIowa County Auditors Elected officials of Iowa:Nationwide, voter suppression and intimidation, lack of polling locations and poll workers, and the public health threat caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic have all combined to create serious barriers to voting. President Trump himself has attacked the integrity of our election system, the U.S. Postal Service, absentee ballots, and voting by mail. As the elected leaders in our state, you have a sworn duty to uphold our democratic process, especially when our elections are threatened.  We, a growing statewide alliance of labor unions, community organizations, student groups, faith communities, and political leaders, call on you to fulfill this critical responsibility.American citizens have the right to vote and have their...

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Election 2020: Our endorsements and preferences

We have big plans for Iowa. This year, we need to make Joni Ernst a one-term senator and Donald Trump a one-term president.  But we also need so much more than that. Over the next two years, we need to build statewide people power to defeat Kim Reynolds in 2022 and build sustainable, transformative alternatives to her corporate politics. That’s why, today, we’re excited to announce the candidates that CCI Action members have selected as our endorsed and preferred choices for the 2020 elections.  Right now, Kim Reynolds and her cronies co-govern with corporations and the rich. We need to build long-term political power so the elected officials we replace them with will co-govern with the people. That’s how we build the future we deserve. Imagine an Iowa where: Our elected officials come from our movements, and they fight for the interests of our communities, not corporations.When considering...

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Find a legislative forum in your area

Throughout the session, usually on Saturdays, state legislators hold short meetings (or “coffees”) with constituents in their home districts. This is an important space to engage with your legislator face-to-face, raise up issues important to you, and call on them to stand on the side of the people.

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Des Moines election results

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Tuesday night was a historic election for us. It was the first time CCI Action members voted to endorse candidates in the Des Moines City Council race. Endorsing Jack Hatch for Mayor and Chelsea Chism-Vargas for City Council in Ward 4 came as the next step in our work to change the way politics are done in Iowa. We are running candidates who are aligned with our movements, turning out our people power to get them elected, and setting up co-governing relationships with the candidates who win.  And our issues showed up strong for the first time ever in Des Moines municipal elections. Because we knocked doors, we heard people’s experiences being racially profiled by the Des Moines police. Because we phone banked, we heard about people’s worries for our safe, clean drinking water. This was, and is, huge.   Last night we gathered together to watch the returns roll in, until the results were clear: Chelsea Chism-Vargas lost her bid for Joe Gatto’s seat on the...

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