8/20 “People Powered Politics” convention: your details to know


We’re excited you’re joining us this Saturday, August 20 at First Christian Church in Des Moines for CCI Action’s 2016 Convention.  It’ll be a high energy event featuring impressive movement thinkers and doers, informative workshops, fun celebrations of our work, great like-minded people, and opportunities to build our power to change “business as usual” politics.

Here are some helpful DETAILS TO KNOW: 

Start time

  • The convention will kick off at 8 am with registration and coffee hour. The program will start promptly at 8:30 am. We anticipate that the convention will wrap-up around 3:15 pm.
  • At the registration table, you’ll receive a more detailed agenda packet and name badge.

Directions & Agenda

From I-235/I-80 EASTbound: Take exit #6, turn left and continue down 31st street until you reach University Ave. Take a left onto University Ave. Destination will be on your right. From I-235/I-80 WESTbound: Take exit #7 and turn right onto 19th street. Turn left onto University Ave and destination will be on your left.

directions to church


Fundraiser & pie auction:

This annual event is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and true to CCI Action style we always make it fun. Always a hit, our pie silent auction featuring delicious homemade treats from some of our best bakers will once again make an appearance. It’s just one of the ways to help support the work, so come ready to bid on some truly tasty pies!

What to wear: 

We’re a fairly casual crowd, BUT we do suggest wearing layers as it’s often hard for us to control temperatures in a large conference facility.

Friday Night Membership Potluck:

From 6 – 9 pm Friday night, join staff and members at the CCI Action headquarters (2001 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311) for our membership appreciation potluck! Bring a dish to share and come connect and reconnect with member from across the state. We’ll run a short program around 7. Let us know if you plan on attending!

Hotel room

If you reserved a hotel room for Friday night you can check into your room anytime after 3 pm. Reservations are at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown – Mercy Area, 1050 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50314. Their phone number is 515-283-0151.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the CCI Action headquarters at 515-282-0484! We look forward to seeing you soon!




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