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The refugee and migrant caravan: what you need to know

Posted October 24, 2018

You’ve probably heard something on the news about the growing refugee and migrant caravan of Central Americans – mainly Hondurans and Guatemalans – making their way to the US-Mexico border. And if you haven’t, you soon will as it’s Republicans’ newest …

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It’s live! Check out the ‘Keep ICE Out of Iowa’ Toolkit

Posted September 18, 2018

This summer we held meetings on keeping ICE out of our communities. Many people wanted to do more in their own towns, so we created a toolkit to get you started. Get your neighbors together to fight ICE in Iowa.

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Press statement: Iowa State Association of Counties joins statewide call for more protections from the factory farm industry

Posted September 11, 2018

Contact: Jess Mazour, Community Organizer, 515-282-0484, Des Moines, IA. – The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) legislative committee finalized their 2019 legislative priorities at their annual meeting last week.  The legislat …

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Racial profiling in a DMPD traffic stop

Posted August 17, 2018

All people — whether black, brown, immigrants, or lifelong Iowans — deserve dignity and respect. All people deserve to live without the fear of being stopped by the police solely because of the color of their skin. But racial profiling happens far too …

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Correction: one data correction, but it doesn’t change the story

Posted August 16, 2018

IOWA CCI REVISITS NUMBERS AND ISSUES ONE DATA CORRECTION Initial claim that Kyle Thies’s 2017 bookings were 100% Black incorrect, but corrected numbers don’t change the story – he has a history of profiling Des Moines, IA– Our initial claim that Offic …

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