Top three takeaways from Dan McGrath, Director of TakeAction Minnesota

On Tuesday, September 17th, Director of TakeAction Minnesota Dan McGrath payed a visit to Iowa. Dan is a powerful speaker with years of experience building people power; he visited Des Moines to help us secure more wins at the Statehouse, and advance our “People-First” agenda. Over 50 Iowans packed the CCI statewide headquarters. Here’s the lessons our members loved the most: 1. Politics and elections will either happen to you – or by you. Sitting out of the game means you are letting corporations call the shots for you. It’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. 2. No political party will move your agenda for you. As an independent political force, we must hold decision-makers accountable – regardless of their political party. Legislators that know they were elected by an engaged electorate will view the issues you care about from a different frame of reference than those that were elected simply along party lines. 3. What’s...

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Iowa must get health insurance coverage right

In a flurry of last minute activity, the Iowa legislature passed a compromise to expand Medicaid coverage to over 100,000 Iowans.

This could be a very crucial step in the right direction... if we get it right.

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CCI Action converges on Terrace Hill for Medicaid expansion

CCI Action members delivered nearly 150 comments from Iowans across the state wanting affordable health insurance on Saturday to Governor Branstad at his Terrace Hill mansion.

This was the latest action in a months long campaign to pass Medicaid expansion in Iowa to provide much needed insurance to 150,000 more Iowans.

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The Gronstal Double-Cross

Nearly four weeks ago, Senate insiders told us Senate File 418 would not be debated this year. But with less than 72 hours left in the regular 2013 sessioin, Gronstal put it back on the debate calendar. It could come to a vote at any moment.

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CCI Action gets last word at Medicaid public hearing

The House of Representatives held a public hearing on Medicaid expansion April 16 where more than half the public wasn't even allowed to speak.

Thankfully CCI Action got the last word and spoke to the real, immediate need to expand Medicaid today!

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