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Are we really a compassionate community?

Posted October 10, 2017

“Compassionate Community Proclamation” sounds pretty nice, right? So why did close to 200 angry Des Moines residents pack the City Council chambers on Monday afternoon to protest Mayor Cownie’s feel-good sentiment?

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It’s time for the Environmental Protection Commission to do their job

Posted October 10, 2017

They dump it. You drink it. We won’t stop ’til they clean it up! That’s why we’re going to the next Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) meeting October 17. Can you join us? Last month, the EPC — the DNR’s oversight panel — failed Iowans. Instea …

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The Register gets it right

Posted October 10, 2017

Did you see the Des Moines Register’s recent scathing editorial? They agree that we must tap the brakes on factory farms: “If lawmakers can’t provide more local control, then they should pass a moratorium on new confinements.” TAKE ACTION: Tell Gov. Re …

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Sad news — this one is personal for us

Posted October 9, 2017

We are sad to share that CCI Action member, longtime journalist, and dedicated organizer Scott Galindez passed away last week of kidney failure. If we had a healthcare system that truly worked for people — not insurance profits — there’s a darn good …

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This is a slap in the face to our efforts to make Des Moines a Welcoming City

Posted October 5, 2017

The Des Moines city council is back pedaling. After promising to get us their revised draft of the Welcoming City resolution — which they sat on for five months — they are now saying they don’t want to do it at all. Instead all they want to pass is a …

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