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The election results are in

A note from CCI Action’s Movement Politics Organizer after the June 7 primary: The election results are in, and one thing is clear – our people power movement is getting stronger. Not every candidate we endorsed won, but we won big on the issues. Jaylen Cavil (Des Moines House District 36) came in a strong second in a six candidate primary, Austin Frerick (Linn County Senate District 37) came within 148 votes of winning against a two-term incumbent, and Glenn Hurst (Iowa Senate) made issues like Medicare for All a top-tier issue in the race. These movement candidates knew it would be an uphill battle, but that our fight for racial justice, healthcare justice, and environmental justice was worth it. And racial justice won big in Polk County with Kimberly Graham winning the Democratic nomination for County Attorney. This came on the heels of over four years of our organizing for police accountability, criminal justice reform, and racial justice....

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CCI Action endorsement for SD 37

Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns. And when it comes to clean water and factory farms, we need elected officials who will take on corporate agriculture with us. That’s why we’re excited to announce our of Austin Frerick for state Senate District 37, which covers Marion and northeast Cedar Rapids! For too long, factory farms have run roughshod over our rural communities, our water, and our land. We know we need a factory farm moratorium and we need to hold polluters accountable if we’re going to have a food and farm system that works for farmers, workers, eaters, and the environment. Austin knows this, too. But don’t just take it from us: We’re endorsing Austin because he’s with us on the issues and on challenging business-as-usual politics and the status quo. He shares our belief that real change comes from the ground up, and he has a plan to win and can excite a grassroots base to turn out to the polls on June...

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CCI Action’s 2022 Primary Endorsements

OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS PHONE CANVASS WITH US Elections are a means to advance our organizing campaigns and make life better for our community. And when it comes to: clean water and stopping factory farms, we need elected officials who will take on corporate agriculture with us, racial justice and police accountability, we need elected officials who will ban racial profiling and prosecute police misconduct, getting profits out of healthcare, we need elected officials who will go toe-to-toe with health insurance greed and Big Pharma, andour other people and planet first issues, we need elected officials that take bold action for bold climate now, who welcome immigrants to our communities, and get big money out of politics. That’s why we’re excited to announce our slate of endorsements for the June 7 primary: Click to learn more about Austin’s endorsement Click to learn more about Jaylen’s endorsement Click here to learn more...

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2022 Legislative Forum Guide

Going to a local legislative forum in your area? Great! Legislators continue to tell us how important it is to hear from you – their constituents, the most powerful communication being in person or by phone. Most weekends, you can find an opportunity to engage your legislators at a local legislative forum – often called legislative coffees, or in some places ‘cracker barrels.’ These are great opportunities to talk with your legislator face to face, raise issues important to you and call on them to stand on the side of the people. Check your local paper to see when there is a legislative coffee or other event in your area. Or use the online lists below. Click here to see the legislative forum schedules: Forums and town halls (listed by date)House Republicans and Democrats (listed by date) Please report back to let us know how it goes or what you hear by calling the CCI headquarters at 515-282-0484 or cciaction @ cciaction.org. Legislative...

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CCI Action Lobby Day Feb. 9

Corporate power has high paid lobbyists… we have you! In addition to taking action from home by calling or emailing your legislators, or showing up to legislative forums in your area, we also take action together by showing up at the statehouse – the people’s house – to make our voice heard. We’re still in a pandemic, so we’re not planning a full day of lobbying nor trying to pack hundreds into the Capitol, but we’ll still make our presence known. When: Wednesday, February 9 from 1-4pm. What: For those who are comfortable and masked up, we’ll be at the People’s House lobbying legislators to take action to: make insulin more affordable and accessible (including a short press conference with legislators from both sides of the aisle),enact a moratorium on factory farms, protecting the social safety net, put our air, water, and quality of life before greenwashed climate solutions like pipelines and bio gas,and...

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