Medicaid Expansion Passes!

Medicaid Expansion Passes! We will be sending more information in the near future, but below is the statement ICAN released after the Iowa House joined the Iowa Senate in voting in the best interests of Iowans!  A big THANK YOU … Continue reading

Iowa Citizen Action Network Issues Statement on Medicaid Expansion Compromise Credits Iowans for Pressuring the Governor to Accept Federal Funds

For Immediate Release, May 23, 2013, Contact:  Sue Dinsdale  515-480-3240 sdinsdale@iowacan.org Iowa Citizen Action Network Issues Statement on Medicaid Expansion Compromise Credits Iowans for Pressuring the Governor to Accept Federal Funds Des Moines – Iowa Citizen Action Network Executive Director Sue Dinsdale made the … Continue reading

Iowa Governor to sign bill regarding Earned Income Tax Credit

5/16/13 Earned Income tax Credit ICAN’s grassroots lobbying and press events have paid off! ICAN lobbied individually, and took the lead on creating a story booklet, distributing them to every single lawmaker, and organizing a press event in cahoots with … Continue reading

Op-Ed in Washington Post featuring Iowa Main Street Alliance

5/17/13 ICAN partnered with national Main Street Alliance to put an Op-Ed in the Washington Post about e-Verify.  ICAN built an a local Main Street Alliance, and one of its members, ReShonda Young, helped to author the Op-Ed … Continue reading

Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Celebrates Jane Kellys Confirmation to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Coalition Urges Sen. Grassley to Continue to Move Qualified Judicial Candidates through the Senate (Des Moines, IA)Today, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit by a vote … Continue reading

Push for Tax Credit May Halt Property Tax Bill

A showdown is looming on taxes at the Statehouse that could jeopardize property tax reform, one of the cornerstones of Gov. Terry Branstad’s legislative agenda. A coalition of activists joined with Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, on Monday to bolster … Continue reading

A Tax Cut for Working Families

Finally, a tax cut for working families, not international corporations. But will the Gov allow it? Sen. Bolkcom says no property tax deal without an increase in the EITC for working Iowa families http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130430/NEWS10/304300052/1056/news05 … Continue reading