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Iowa activists cited at Biden’s Iowa HQ

CCI Action and Iowa Student Action members refuse to leave office, call on Biden to stop his Medicare lies, and cut his big money healthcare ties

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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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CCI to Host Farming and Environmental Forum

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will be hosting a Farming and Environmental Forum this Saturday, January 6th from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event will host a panel of agricultural and environmental experts such as Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe, organic farmer and agronomy expert Francis Thicke, expert in sustainable agriculture

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Live Blog: Afternoon Session of Revolution Iowa

by Jason Frerichs The afternoon session is about to get started.  This is the session where Bernie Sanders is speaking.  The first speaker of the afternoon session is Misty Rebik.  Action Changes Things.  She has the crowd on its feet and is talking about how the political revolution works.  Misty said that it works by engaging our neighbors.  She says

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Live Blog From Revolution Iowa: Morning Update

by Jason Frerichs Cherie Mortice and Barb Kalbach are getting the crowd fired up with chants about people before profits.  The Revolution Iowa staff is on stage making statements about issues like water quality, immigrant rights, mental health care, etc…..The crowd is on its feet chanting, “We rise up” and “We are the power.”  Many Bernie Sanders talking points and

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Four Extraordinary Women of Color Set To Hit The Stage At CCI Convention

Saving the world is no easy feat, but that hasn’t stopped four amazing women from trying. CCI Action Fund’s 2017 Convention on July 15th in Des Moines will be hosting a lineup of activists that embody the progressive ideals of “People Power”, including Erika Andiola, Bree Carlson, Alicia Garza, and Judith LeBlanc.

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Iowa CCI Takes the Fight to the Capital

By Scott Galindez Hundreds of members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) rallied, waved signs and chanted slogans Tuesday during a day of action at the Iowa Capitol Building. Iowa CCI members held several meetings with lawmakers on issues ranging from clean water to voting rights. At one point they flooded a hallway outside Gov. Terry Branstad’s office demanding to

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Iowa CCI Stage Sit In at Senator Grassley's Office

A group of around seventy protesters from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are staging an ongoing sit in the lobby of the Neal Smith Federal Building after being denied access to Senator Charles Grassley’s office. The organization is seeking an audience with the Senator to redress concerns of the his support for fellow Senator and Trump pick for Attorney General, Jeff

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Iowa CCI Stage Sit In at Senator Grassley’s Office

A group of around seventy protesters from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are staging an ongoing sit in the lobby of the Neal Smith Federal Building after being denied access to Senator Charles Grassley’s office. The organization is seeking an audience with the Senator to redress concerns of the his support for fellow Senator and Trump pick for Attorney General, Jeff

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Call to Action: Citizens for Community Improvement to Rally Against Sessions

Tomorrow afternoon, Iowa CCI put out the call to send a message Senator Charles Grassley that Senator Jeff Sessions is heavily opposed for the role of Attorney General of the United States. Republicans and Democrats alike have raised questions as to if Sessions would be able to dutifully defend the rights of all Americans equally, pointing to a long history

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