Category Archives: Activism

Iowa CCI Issues Statement on Police Violence in Iowa City

June 4, 2020 Police violence in Iowa City contradicts Gov. Reynolds claim that ‘agitators’ causing ‘chaos’ are responsible for statewide unrestIowa CCI members demand a statewide executive order and new laws to de-militarize the police and ban racial profiling and pre-textual stops Iowa City, Iowa – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) board member Paul Wittau of Iowa City released an organizational statement addressing the recent

Read more

Video Surfaces of Suspicious Man Vandalizing Stores During Minneapolis Protest

Many protester tried to chase the man down to ask him who he was and why he was doing what he was doing but to no avail. Many believe it was his intention to escalate tensions to shift public favor away from the protesters calling for the arrest of four police officers who murdered George Floyd earlier in the week.

Read more

Anti-War Activist, John Tinker, Endorses Bernie Sanders

By: Brian McLain Progressive Voices of Iowa received an endorsement letter from life long anti-war activist, John Tinker. He and his sister Mary Beth were the plaintiffs in 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision Tinker v. Des Moines and helped to define First Amendment rights of students in US public schools.  The following is the endorsement in its entirety: Today’s world

Read more

Event: Stop Iowa Select

What: Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) Meeting Why: The EPC is voting on whether or not to approve two Iowa Select factory farm applications that were already denied locally by Hardin and Humboldt Counties When: Tuesday, February 20th at 9 am to 4 pm (Lunch provided) Where: Iowa CCI Headquarters, 2001 Forest Avenue, Des Moines Iowa   Residents and county supervisors

Read more

Call To Action: Protest Planned in Ames Against Anti-Muslim Event

Indivisible Iowa has issued an urgent call to action to confront an event sponsored by the Republican Women of Central Iowa featuring an anti-Muslim speaker by the name of Dr. Stephen M. Kirby on Tuesday, January 16th at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames. Kirby has a long history of spreading fear mongering misinformation regarding the Islamic religion,

Read more

Iowa CCI Responds to Reynolds Condition of the State Address

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement released an official press statement regarding Governor Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address. It is as follows in its entirety: “Gov. Reynolds ran through a laundry list of very real issues impacting everyday Iowans. Hidden behind her “new ideas,” however, is a plan to continue handing the reins of government over to corporate control.

Read more

Call to Action: Break the Internet Before the FCC Does

Time is running out: The FCC will vote on Pai’s proposal on Dec. 14. Join the millions who have already spoken out against it. Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data

Read more
« Older Entries