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The People’s Voice: The convention is over but our activism is not.

From left to right: Shundrea Trotty, Patty Lovera, Varshini Prakash, and Sarita Gupta discuss the importance of grassroots politics and their optimism for the future. DES MOINES, IA – Hundreds of members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI) gathered downtown on Saturday to participate in CCI’s 2019 annual convention, The People’s Voice. The convention brought together existing and new members to hear from an all-female panel discussion. Leaders in caregiving, anti-factory farms, climate, and racial justice discussed the importance of these issues and offered ways people can take action and deepen our grassroots activism. “We must rely on people, not politicians and corporations, to make a positive change,” said Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement. “During the Great Depression one year saw two million people protest and 400,000 workers strike for a day or more. We need that kind of social...

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Stop the hate on the hill – Reject SF 481!

Last year our immigrant communities were attacked at the State House in conjunction with a larger national effort to purge our country of the feared "other". This year, we expect to see more hate on the hill. 

SF 481 seeks localize federal immigration authority by forcing local law enforcement to do the job of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE); it also targets public entities such as municipalities or counties who have taken a hard stance on immigration by speaking out in favor of protecting those communities; finally it threatens to cut funding from public entities that express support for immigrant communities.

The bill passed the Senate on a party-line vote and now sits in the House Public Safety Committee.

We're tired of these low-blow attacks on immigrants. We're fighting back! We have the power to stop SF 481.

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CCI Action Fund and Center for Worker Justice co-sponsor meeting w/ Rep. Loebsack

On Saturday, August 31st CCI Action Fund and the Center for Worker Justice co-sponsored a meeting with Rep. Loebsack in Iowa City.

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Members attend Immigrant Allies meeting with Representative Braley

CCI Action Fund members joined 20 community members in Marshalltown for a roundtable discussion with community leaders and Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA).

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CCI Action members meet w/ Representative Braley

CCI Action members met with Congressman Bruce Braley over the August recess when our elected officials are home in their communities before returning to Washington after the Labor Day weekend.

We urged him to stand strong on People First issues like Social Security, raising revenue from Wall Street and the need to pass fair and comprehensive immigration reform.

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