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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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Join a Tax March Saturday to fight for transparency

Posted April 15, 2017

Letter to the Editor Printed in the Des Moines Register 4/15/2017 President Donald Trump is violating our country’s basic democratic principle of transparency — and Rep. David Young is helping him get away with it. During a February town hall, Rep. You …

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Iowa’s Impaired Waters List Jumps to 750

Posted April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its bi-annual impaired waters report required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report found that out of 1,378 waterbodies tested over half are impaired. The …

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