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Iowa’s Senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, thinks that getting rid of the estate tax will help people who are investing instead of everyday Iowans.  Apparently he thinks we should be working harder instead of “just spending every darn penny they have, … Continue reading

Another threat to public employees

We know about the Koch brothers funding of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and it’s off-shoot Americans for Propserity (AFP) and their keen interest in the Iowa Legislature. This past session they pulled their bills from a box with … Continue reading

I Support Our Public Workers!

And I’ll Sign The Letter to Prove It! (Letter text is below the form) Here’s the letter: We work hard every day in our businesses, our houses of worship, and at our jobs to create a better life for our … 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

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!

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

ICAN 35th Anniversary Celebration February 20, 2015

Join Us At Our 35th Anniversary Celebration Friday, February 20, 2015 5:30 – 8 pm Program at 6:30 pm Johnston Lion’s Club 6401 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa Featuring Guest Speaker Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT A captivating and inspiring speaker, … Continue reading

Tell Joni Ernst to stand with Iowans

Burger King is the latest in a string of corporations considering using a tax loophole known as “corporate inversion” to avoid paying its fair share of taxes in the United States.  At the final debate, State Senator Ernst renewed her … Continue reading

Great Response for Popcorn and Politics Town Hall Meeting with Bernie Sanders

Over 100 people attended the Town Hall meeting with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on October 5 in Coralville, Iowa.  The meeting was sponsored by  ICAN, ADA, and the Iowa Alliance of Retired Americans. Panelists included: ReShonda Young, Iowa Main Street … Continue reading