Who We Are

We are everyday people who talk, act, and get things done on issues that impact us
 the most.


At Iowa CCI we truly are by  the people and for  the people. We don’t stand by and just let things happen; we work together to make our state a better place for everyday people.


We believe in putting people first!

People Before Politics
People before Profits
People before Polluters

And, we put our communities before corporations!

We’re really good at what we do. We’ve:

  • Stopped 100+ factory farms from building or expanding.
  • Forced Iowa to comply with the Clean Water Act!
  • Recovered more than $170,000 in stolen wages for workers in the past three years.
  • And, won strong ordinances to curb the growth of predatory payday lenders in Cedar Rapids, Windsor Heights, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Ames, Waterloo, Iowa City and Dubuque.

That’s probably why we’re growing so fast.

Join with the thousands of Iowans from all walks of life – urban and rural, young and old, immigrants and lifelong residents – who are already members of Iowa CCI.

Our  members drive our work. You make CCI possible. You are why we’ve been around fighting for and winning justice for 40 years. Watch this video for more on who we are, and check out out victories laid out by the decade here!