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A great day to door knock!

On Saturday, CCI Action members from the Quad Cities and around the state hit the streets in Davenport to talk to folks about clean water. It was a blast, but even more than that, we made a difference. We had some great conversations about what CCI Action members are doing to clean up Iowa’s dirty water, and how Senator Joe Seng can assist us in those efforts. And we gathered dozens more signatures for a petition we’re circulating statewide calling on the DNR to enforce the Clean Water Act in Iowa. If you joined us on Saturday, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take action on cleaning up Iowa’s dirty water. And if you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry – we’ve got another opportunity to stand up for clean water right around the corner! We’re holding another day of door-knocking in Davenport on Saturday, September 28th. We don’t have a time or location for the 28th yet, but I’ll send that information out as soon as we do. For now,...

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Iowa Senate agrees, Regents should serve common good

Craig Lang's reappointment to the Board of Regents by Governor Terry Branstad was blocked by the Iowa Senate; Lang was unable to garner support of the needed 2/3rd majority to win reappointment. On April 17th, the Regents Transparency Task Force met; CCI members were there to deliver the message - get corporate influence out of our public universities!

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CCI continues the fight for clean water

CCI members have been busy defending Iowa’s water from Senate File 418/ House File 512, legislation that would allow factory farms to store overflowing manure and hogs in abandoned factory farms. We’ve turned out dozens of folks at the capitol from across Iowa, met with over twenty legislators, sent over 300 letters to decision makers, and made over 100 phone call to Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal. On March 19th, CCI Action hosted an Emergency Clean Water Day of Action. CCI members started the day with a press conference detailing to allies, onlookers, and media the dangers of SF418/ HF512. Following a powerful rally, dozens of CCI members lobbied over 20 legislators asking them to stand with everyday Iowans and kill the bill. Check out the Des Moines Register’s coverage of CCI’s Clean Water Day of Action here. Check out Iowa Radio’s coverage of the event here. Prior to CCI’s  Emergency Clean Water Day of Action, CCI’s director...

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Funnel-Proof: Regent Accountability and Transparency Act Passes Senate State Government Committee

Senator Jeff Danielson’s (D-Waterloo) Regents Accountability and Transparency Act is gaining momentum after it passed out of a state government committee March 7 - passing a key legislative hurdle known as the March 8 legislative funnel. The measure is now eligible for debate on the floor of the Iowa Senate.

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Iowa Senate should reject Craig Lang appointment

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) members are calling on the Iowa Senate to block Governor Branstad’s nomination of Craig Lang to serve another term as leader of the Board of Regents.

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