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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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Our early voting toolkit for talking with the people in your life

Our state and our country are places where every person should count. No matter what you look like, how much money you have, or where you come from, it is the right of every American to vote in fair and free elections and to have their votes counted. This resource provides tools for voting early and securely in Iowa, and encouraging your friends and family to vote. This toolkit includes: What you need to know to vote early and securely in Iowa.Talking points an use to call your family and friends about early votingA simple form to organize your family and friends’ early voting commitments.  By working together, we will ensure that every vote is counted and swear in a government elected by and for us. By joining together in record numbers, we will ensure a democracy where everyone counts, no exceptions – from Iowa to the White House. If you have questions about how to vote early, you can find information on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. For...

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Sen. Ernst: COVID is real. We need real support.

Sen. Ernst has said she doubts COVID numbers and its affect on us. But we know COVID is real – and it’s really affecting us. We need real support. Call Sen. Joni Ernst at (202) 224-3254 and tell her: Our community, our healthcare workers, our families need real support. Interested in getting involved? Learn more about our upcoming actions, canvass calls, and teach-ins by signing up for weekly emails.

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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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Get involved with upcoming election strategy in Iowa!

The stakes of the 2020 presidential election are huge. We all know that.  But the stakes of the 2022 elections in Iowa are going to be just as important – and may have even more effect on our every day lives. The way to build an Iowa beyond profits, pollution, and police violence is simple and CCI members have been doing it for decades: organize everyday people around real issues, and do it for the long haul. As our tables get longer and the bills pile up, our wages aren’t keeping up. As the pandemic rages on, as the economic crisis threatens our ability to afford rent, and police attacks on our communities continue, it has become clear that Gov. Reynolds’s profit-centric agenda is the foundation of the Iowa Republican party. This crisis has hit home for my family, too. Last week my mom went to the hospital for emergency surgery. She got two dozen staples in her stomach and is doing alot better now. While she’s recovering at the hospital,...

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