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Don’t default on the American people

We must stop governing crisis to crisis. We need to open the government, raise the debt ceiling and pass a budget that increases revenue and invests in America.

That's the message CCI Action members delivered to Representative Tom Latham and President Obama as the government shutdown drags on for a third week.

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Latham must re-open government – all of it

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members were busy October 8 as more than three dozen turned out for a “No Megaphones for Millionaires” rally at the state capitol at 10:30am hosted by Iowa PIRG and Iowa Move to Amend, and afterwards more than two dozen CCI Action Fund members took their direct action straight to Representative Latham’s Des Moines office to protest his role in the government shutdown.

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Latham/King to blame for government shutdown

Extremist House Republicans like Iowa Representatives Tom Latham and Steve King are to blame for the federal government shutdown October 1, say Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members.

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Protesters Picket Latham Home

More than forty Iowa CCI Action Fund members protested outside the Clive home of Iowa Representative Tom Latham Saturday to demand a good budget deal that raises new revenue from the super-rich and big corporations rather than a bad deal that relies on spending cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other vital public programs.

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Latham, King cast vote for Ryan budget and the 1%

Press release calling out Iowa Congressmen Latham and King for voting on the Ryan budget.

The Ryan budget would cut taxes by about $4.3 trillion over the next 10 years, with the majority going to corporations and those who make more than $200,000 a year. To finance this, the plan slashes essential programs like WIC, Medicaid, Pell Grants and housing vouchers.

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