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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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Our View: Charleston stirs up controversy in Polk Co Sheriff’s race

You usually don’t think of a county sheriff’s race as being too controversial. Except this year.

The race in Polk County between Sheriff Bill McCarthy and his challenger Dan Charleston has garnered a fair amount of attention recently, and caused some real controversy. And from our vantage point, the controversy is being generated by Charleston, who’s running as a “constitutional sheriff”.

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CCI Action Fund members talk Latino issues with Polk Co. Sheriff

CCI Action Fund members held a candidate briefing with Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy, where they discussed the role of Latino immigrants in the county, controversial statements from candidate Dan Charleston, and the Sheriff’s long term vision for a rapidly diversifying county.

Dan Charleston declined to meet with us, though members interviewed him on Latino radio recently.

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LTE: Sheriff candidate’s extreme talk won’t stand in Iowa

Great letter from CCI member Nataly Espinosa, a proud immigrant and mother of three, in response to a recent Des Moines Register column.

We will conquer this ugliness. I trust my community will stand for the American values of tolerance and democracy in Polk County and in our United States.

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La carrera para sheriff de Polk County recibe atención necesaria

“Esta elección tendrá serias consecuencias.” Rekha Basu del Des Moines Register tiene razón. Esta carrera definirá si Polk County permanecerá como un lugar relativamente inclusivo en donde las autoridades protegen y sirven a la comunidad o si se va a convertir en un lugar hostil en donde las autoridades estén enfocadas en dividir a los grupos de la comunidad, especialmente a los Latinos. Esto tendría un costo grave para la seguridad pública de todos los residentes de Polk County. Te animamos a que leas este artículo por Rekha Basu y compártelo con tus amigos y familiares a través de email y Facebook Columnista Rekha Basu: No necesitamos a un sheriff con agenda política Publicado en inglés en el Des Moines Register  — 3 de octubre de 2012 (Traducción de Vanessa Marcano, organizadora de Iowa CCI Acción)  (Read in English here.) Los votantes que fueron al debate de Sheriffs del condado Polk el pasado lunes, para aprender más sobre las elecciones,...

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