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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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CCI Action on Gov. Reynold’s speech

Statement from Cherie Mortice, Iowa CCI Action Fund Board President, in response to Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State address: “What was notable about the Governor’s Condition of the State address was not what she said, but what she didn’t say. On education, what we needed to hear was a call for accurate, honest, and fully-funded public education that enables every child – no matter their zip code, race, or background – to learn from the mistakes of our racist past in order to make a better future for all. And, ensuring schools have the funds and technology to support in-person and online learning to protect the most vulnerable. On our workforce, we needed to hear that Iowa will ensure working people can make ends meet. Iowa is long overdue to raise the state minimum wage, stuck at $7.25/hr for nearly 15 years now to a livable wage, and workers deserve better working conditions. On taxes, we needed to hear that revenue matters and we will...

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Bills that DID NOT pass the legislative funnel

A list of bills - both good and bad - that did not survive the first legislative funnel.

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Iowa Workers Need $14.69/hr to Make Ends Meet

Iowa workers are falling behind while lawmakers drag their feet on raising the state's minimum wage. A new report shows that Iowa workers need close to $15/hr just to make ends meet, lining up with the national "Fight for $15" movement spreading across the country.

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What’s left this legislative session

As a result of the funnel, both good and bad bills we've been tracking have been stopped. Check out the details here.

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