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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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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