Our big ideas to fight factory farms

On January 16, over 100 Iowans showed up at the capitol to lobby for a moratorium on factory farms until there are fewer than 100 polluted waterbodies. 

CCI Action members joined the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture for a press conference where Senator Johnson and Representative Steckman announced their support for a moratorium and introduced a moratorium bill in each chamber. 

Following the press conference, CCI Action members prepared for a series of meetings with key legislative leaders that have important roles to advance the moratorium bill.

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Feb. 1 – CCI Action Citizen Lobby Team Reportback

They have corporate lobbyists, we have you. 15 CCI Action Citizen Lobbyists had 16 face-to-face conversations with key committee members to stop three bad bills that attack our environment, communities of color, and our voting rights. Here's what we found out.

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CCI Action Fund endorses Nate Boulton for State Senate in district 16

CCI Action Fund endorses in state Senate primary race, will hit the phones and doors to build our power, work to elect progressives to the statehouse.

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Manure Report Supports CCI Action Clean Water legislation

The report confirms a number of things that Iowans have been saying for years...

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Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road

Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) say Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s plan to take money from education infrastructure to fund Iowa’s failing voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy is the wrong approach to clean up Iowa’s polluted waters.  Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an economic study of their bold and innovative SAVE for the Future Proposal currently making its way through the legislature. “Governor Branstad would have us believe we can’t afford to fund both education and water quality efforts in Iowa.” said State Policy Organizing Director Adam Mason. “Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, the money is there – it’s in corporate agriculture’s pockets.  We need tough regulations coupled with tough enforcement to change business as usual agriculture. ...

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