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I believe that we will win

I. I believe. I believe that. I believe that we. I believe that we will. I believe that we will win. I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!

This is our favorite new chant. And, we were excited to use it with nearly 500 of our closest CCI, union and occupy friends at the door of Gov. Terry Branstad's office at the Statehouse yesterday. Watch the video here:

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Top 15 photos from rally day

It was hard to choose - but we narrowed it down to the top 15 photos we think best represent our big "State of the 99%" rally and lobby day at the Statehouse Jan. 10.

Take a look and see the power of hundreds standing up and standing together for the Iowa you want to see.

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500 protest Branstad’s corporate agenda

Nearly 500 everyday people - CCI Action members, members of Iowa's largest unions, and occupiers - gathered in the State Capitol today to demand state government put the common good before corporate greed.

So many highlights, but here we try to list our favorites.

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VIDEO: Branstad walks “People’s Hallway”

After being locked out of the galleries for Governor Branstad's "State of the State" address, hundreds lined both sides of the hallway all the way from Branstad’s ceremonial office on the 1st floor, up two flights of stairs to the House chamber forcing the governor to walk through a guantlet of Iowans chanting “Put People First” both before and after his speech.

Watch the results of Branstad's lock out that the media didn't catch here:

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Caucuses are over, time to focus on the Statehouse

The Iowa Caucus season is over, and now that the corporate GOP candidates have left for New Hampshire, it's time to pivot our focus to state politics and the 2012 legislative session.

Nearly 250 CCI members just like you from across the state have already RSVPed to attend our "Occupy the Statehouse/State of the 99 percent" rally and lobby day next Tuesday, January 10. And, we know we'll be joined by some of our allies in the organized labor movement.

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