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What is the Green New Deal and how do we use it as an organizing tool?

Posted February 19, 2019

Here’s the deal. The Green New Deal that introduced in Congress this month was only a resolution. It is not a full bill with detailed policies. That’s the beautiful part. This resolution is a starting point. And that’s why we’re so excited about it. …

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70 Organizations Call on Iowa’s Legislature to Support Sweeping Proposal for a Moratorium on Iowa Factory Farms

Posted February 14, 2019

Today, a coalition of 70 environmental, community and agricultural organizations called on Iowa’s General Assembly to advance a legislative proposal for a moratorium on new and expanding factory farms in the state. View the full sign on letter here.

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CFPB’s New Leader Helps Out Payday Lenders: The Fox is Guarding the Hen House

Posted February 12, 2019

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing to gut its own rules designed to protect consumers from predatory lenders. Thankfully we can still make our voices heard.

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Improved Medicare for All – the time is now!

Posted January 30, 2019

The problems with our current healthcare system are clear: the insurance and pharmaceutical industries are designed to profit off our illnesses, the elderly, and the disabled. This is wrong, it keeps us sick, and we demand a new system that is publicly …

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Update from the Border: CCI Member Jan Wann reporting

Posted January 25, 2019

The following post is from CCI Action member Jan Wann from Clear Lake, IA. Jan is currently in Texas joining the resistance to Trump’s border wall.

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