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Over 100 turnout to support ‘Welcoming City’ resolution

Posted May 9, 2017

 “This is an issue where local government can step up to the plate and put its citizens ahead of division and partisan politics. We’ve seen actions at the state and federal level that have bullied immigrants and our communities, and Des Moines has an o …

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Rep. Blum hosts rare town halls

Posted May 5, 2017

In a rare turn of events, Rep. Rod Blum will be holding four town hall meetings next week in the 1St Congressional District. Here’s the details: May 8th at 7pm: Dubuque Senior High School Nora Gym, 1800 Clarke Drive, Dubuque May 9th at 7pm: Kirkwood Co …

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Cherie is running!

Posted May 5, 2017

We have exciting news! Iowa CCI Board President Cherie Mortice put her name in the running to be appointed the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) Board of Trustees. Cherie has a track record of fighting for Des Moines neighborhoods, DMWW ratepayers, and for …

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Make Des Moines a “Welcoming City”

Posted May 3, 2017

Our ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance has its first public hearing on Monday! Your presence at the Des Moines City Council meeting will make the difference – can you be there?  Waves of cities across the country have passed similar ordinances to protect the p …

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Steve King mocked me on Twitter

Posted April 26, 2017

Yesterday, Iowa Congressman Steve King mocked me on Twitter.  He poked back at my tweet with a racial insult because I’m an immigrant. I was shaken and very angry. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from CCI it’s this: when everyday people are under …

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