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Democratic candidate for governor gets behind CCI Action’s “People First Iowa” agenda

State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines), the Democratic candidate for governor running against incumbent Terry Branstad, endorsed Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund’s “People First Iowa” agenda today during an hour-long meeting with more than 200 CCI Action Fund members at the Henry Wallace Building Auditorium.

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More than 200 protest Branstad’s pro-corporate agenda

More than 200 everyday Iowans braved winter weather conditions Tuesday to travel to the state capitol in Des Moines and protest Governor Branstad’s pro-corporate agenda during a “People First Iowa” day of action organized by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund. A 2:30pm meeting with gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is scheduled at the Henry Wallace Building Auditorium.

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People First Iowa Community Forum With Gubernatorial Candidate December 14 in Carroll

Iowa CCI Action Fund to Hold “People First Iowa” Community Forum with Candidate for Governor, Senator Jack Hatch, Saturday, 6:30pm, Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Carroll   Local-area CCI Action Fund members will take Senator Hatch on a factory farm tour through Carroll and Sac counties prior to public community forum Saturday   Carroll, Iowa — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members from CCI Action Fund’s seven-county Carroll Regional Chapter will hold a “People First Iowa” Community Forum with Democratic candidate for Governor, Senator Jack Hatch, on Saturday, December 14, at 6:30pm in the Harold Bierl Community Room of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, 407 West 5th Street in Carroll, Iowa. Iowa CCI Action Fund members will take Senator Hatch on a closed factory farm tour in Carroll and Sac counties prior to the public 6:30pm community forum in Carroll Saturday. Iowa CCI Action Fund members have a longstanding Carroll...

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The People First Iowa Agenda

Rally & Lobby Day 2013

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members unanimously approved the community organization’s 2014 “People First Iowa" agenda legislative agenda during a statewide strategy session December 7 attended by dozens of key CCI Action Fund leaders from across Iowa. The full text of the document may be read here.

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With 628 impaired waters, now’s the time for legislature to address factory farm impacts

For years, Iowans have demanded that the legislature pass policies that protect our communities from the devastating effects of factory farms. With 628 waterways on the DNR’s polluted waters list, over 800 documented manure spills since 1995 – our air, water, and rural quality of life are under attack. We need strong protection for our air and water from factory farm pollution and an agricultural economy that works for everyone.

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