Category Archives: Events

ICYMI: What Happened to Our Public Money in 2016

By: Susie Petra The Iowa Economic Development Authority gave $24.3 million dollars of our money in “incentives” to the Prestage slaughterhouse in Eagle Grove. Yes, $24.3 Million, to an already profitable LLC. Keep in mind, industrial agriculture claims to be a $112 billion-dollar industry. Why are we using our public dollars to prop them up? That $24.3 million could have

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Iowa Students Lead In Nationwide Fight For Tuition Free College

AMES — ​Iowa Student Action​ and our allies will send a message on Monday October 15th at Iowa State University that education is a human right, not just a luxury​ ​for the rich and powerful. Over 75 students will gather to participate in a direct action on Iowa State, disrupting business as usual. 13 Students will risk arrest. Students will

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Our Revolution President Nina Turner Headlines Story County Fundraiser

Date: June 2, 2018 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: South 17th Event Center, 300 S. 17th St, Ames, IA The Story County Democrats are ready to “Turn up the Heat” with  keynote speaker Senator Nina Turner. Turner was a member of the DNC Unity Commission and was a national surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders. In June of 2017 she became the President

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Event: Iowa CCI Hosts Statewide Clean Energy Teach-In for Earth Day

    Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will be hosting several teach-in events across the state this month focusing on the transition to a 100% clean energy system. Guest speaker Chris Woolery from Kentucky will share how his state is transitioning away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future that benefits all people. Climate change is happening and getting worse every

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Des Moines School Board Passes Resolution on Gun Violence

UPDATE: The resolution was passed unanimously. Tonight the Board of Iowa’s largest school district will consider a resolution that, if adopted, would make a firm statement of solidarity and support with students across the country demanding action on gun violence and mass shootings. Resolution 18-042  addresses a number of issues, events, and arguments that have been part of the national conversation since

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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

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UPDATED: Event: “Where did our Money Go?”

Due to inclement weather this event has been rescheduled for Friday, February 23rd WHO: Dr. David Fisher, David Swenson and Michael Fitzgerald WHAT: “Where’d Our Money Go” – a public forum on the status of Iowa’s budget deficit and funding priorities WHEN: February 23,2018 at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Collegiate Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way, Ames IA Two of the state’s leading economists

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Women’s March Returns to Roar Even Louder in 2018

This weekend will mark the anniversary of the historic Women’s March of 2017. And they’re inviting everyone back to the Iowa State Capitol this Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:30 AM, to roar even louder and let Kim Reynolds and company know their days in office are numbered. “We will be uniting again with other grassroots groups to celebrate the spirit of resistance,

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Third District Congressional Candidate to Hold Meet and Greet

Pete D’Alessandro, former Iowa Campaign Director for Bernie Sanders, is hosting a meet and greet on January 27th to share his vision for Iowa’s Third District. Further information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.   What: The Revolution Continues! Pete D’Alessandro Meet and Greet When: January 27th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Where: Beechwood Lounge at 416 E Walnut

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Call to Action: Clean Water, Clean Food Forum

What: Clean Water, Clean Food Forum When: November 21st,  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Peace Tree – Des Moines Branch, 317 E Court Ave RSVP and Questions About: Des Moines’ “Clean It Up, Tyson!” Campaign will host the Clean Water, Clean Food Forum to bring together local experts, stakeholders, and community members to learn more about the links between

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