Going to Caucus???

Have you heard that there will be a little thing known as the Iowa Caucus going on Monday night, February 1??? Iowa Citizen Action Network encourages all of our members, friends and allies to make their voices heard by attending … Continue reading

We Are Thankful for You! Remember us on Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Iowa Citizen Action Network we would like to say how thankful we are for YOU. Thank you for your support of Iowa Citizen Action Network – and the work we do – as a friend, activist and … Continue reading

No More Tricks!

Halloween is over… Governor Branstad needs to put the brakes on his unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. His plan is to turn over the care of more than a half million Iowans—that’s one in five of us—to four … Continue reading

Will The Next President Take Us To War???

With critical issues of war and peace in the balance, we need you!

Candidates

The United States spends more on defense than the next 7 countries combined. We allocate roughly $610 billion dollars each year to the Pentagon. This is over half of the federal discretionary budget, and almost as much as Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid combined.

Our bloated military budget comes at the expense of Veterans who don’t get the care they need, children who are denied a world class education, and an infrastructure that is crumbling before our very eyes.

We as Iowans have a huge opportunity to educate and influence the presidential candidates on what our real fiscal priorities are.

The best people to ask questions are average people who care about issues and are willing to take the time to volunteer.   Contact us and we will brief you on the basics on how YOU can influence the next President of the United States on this critical issue.

Want to host a training in your area?  We’d be glad to come out and train volunteers!

Fight for Families: No More Empty Plates!

That’s why we are conducting an “empty plate” action to urge members of Congress to support food security programs for kids. So far we have over 100 plates… would you like to include yours?? Nearly 18 million households across the … Continue reading

Advocacy Training around TAX FAIRNESS

ADVOCATING FOR TAX FAIRNESS 2-Day Training: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24th Urbandale Holiday Inn – Des Moines PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! Can’t commit for both days?  That’s OK – just use the contact form below and we’ll get in touch!! Do … Continue reading

Join Us On MAY 16 in AMES, IOWA

WORKING FAMILIES SUMMIT May 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM Scheman Building on the ISU Campus in Ames, Iowa FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP:  http://progressiowa.org/workingfamiliessummit Local leaders will provide information about how we can raise wages, protect our civil … Continue reading

Fight for Families! – Protect Children’s Programs – Sign our Petition!!

Healthcare for Millions of Families at Risk! Right now Congress is failing to prioritize children’s health and nutrition programs. Without action from our elected officials, these programs will run out before the end of this year. Members of Congress are … Continue reading

Have you made YOUR reservation?

It’s not too late!!! We’ve made it very easy! Just click on SAVE ME A SPOT! and fill out the RSVP information! It’s going to be an all Iowa evening, with dinner catered by Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ from Pleasantville; gourmet … Continue reading

Democracy for the Common Good: A Call to Action

Join Us Saturday, February 7; 9:30 – 1:30 pm To hear Keynote speaker John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation magazine and ICAN’s Executive Director Sue Dinsdale, among others. Corporations wield too much political power, but people have political power, … Continue reading