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Feb. 1 – CCI Action Citizen Lobby Team Reportback

They have corporate lobbyists, we have you. 15 CCI Action Citizen Lobbyists had 16 face-to-face conversations with key committee members to stop three bad bills that attack our environment, communities of color, and our voting rights. Here's what we found out.

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Why we must stop the Stand Your Ground bill

“Stand Your Ground,” the controversial bill which let George Zimmerman off the hook for murdering innocent teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has been introduced into the Iowa Senate. If passed, this “shoot first” bill would allow anyone to use deadly force if they believe their safety is threatened. Skittles and the color of one’s skin is not a threat.

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