Join Us At – Our Defending the American Dream

Reception and Fundraiser Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm (Program at 4:30 pm) Johnston Lion’s Club 6401 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa And Featuring Guest Speaker Governor Martin O’Malley Progressive Hero Awards to County Supervisors from Johnson, … Continue reading

ICAN’s 15 for 2015

Activism can be tax deductible! For over 35 years, ICAN has been fighting for OUR SHARED VISION of prosperity for working families and the middle-class. It’s OUR future – our nation’s future and our family’s future – that’s at stake … 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!

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

It’s Time To Raise the Minumum Wage!

Right now, our economy isn’t working for everyone. Those at the very top have seen their incomes grow exponentially while working families are being left far behind. Raising the minimum wage will immediately boost the economy and put more money … 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

$77 a Week Minimum Wage Challenge

  At a press conference in Des Moines today,Sue Dinsdale Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network who also is a member of the raise the wage coalition that favors gradually increasing the minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10, … Continue reading

Press Release: ‘Raise the Wage Iowa’ Coalition to Launch at State Capitol March 24

For Immediate Release: March 19th, 2014 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530   On Monday, March 24th, a coalition of small business owners, community organizations, labor organizations, and faith leaders will launch Raise the Wage Iowa in support of raising the … Continue reading