Here’s some of what we’ve been up to this past year:

  • Joined with Tax March, forming a Tax March Iowa Chapter to show every lawmaker in Congress and every candidate for president that the American people want the highest income earners and the wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share in taxes. Not since the era immediately before the Great Depression has the difference between the haves and the have-nots been as great as it is today. We know that our economy is rigged—and for decades, it’s only been getting worse.  Tax March started as an actual march and is now a movement, a rallying cry and a way of thinking. It’s about fixing a fundamentally broken and rigged economy so that it works for all of us, not just the super-rich and corporations.
  • Continued our work with small business owners, farmers and the self-employed to amplify the true voice of working Iowans through our Iowa Main Street Alliance  We know that our members can’t thrive when communities are threatened by big corporations, trade wars, and a taxation system that funnels wealth to the richest among us. A foundation of stability and equity is what is needed.
  • Participated with our allies at Health Care for America Now (HCAN) to highlight the insane cost of prescription drugs, including lifesaving medications like insulin that are out of reach for many Iowans. And becoming the lead organization on a new project, Lower Drug Prices NOW!
  • Maintained our focus on the Why Courts Matter Iowa Coalition, along with our partners, insisting that our Iowa Senators work toward a robust judicial system that is unbiased, non-partisan, diverse and fair. In order to function properly, we need to trust that the decisions rendered are legitimate. Nominating and confirming judges from different backgrounds and walks of life will ensure thoughtful and balanced decisions.
  • Joined with our affiliates, allies and members to promote policy and programs that support everyday Iowans. And continued to help Iowans tell their stories on a variety of topics through media outlets, presentations, letters to the editor and meetings with lawmakers

Here are some of the actions we’ve taken:

  • Celebrated 40 Years of Activism!!!
  • Hosted informational tables at dozens of events around the state highlighting our work.
  • Held roundtable discussions with presidential candidates and Iowa Main Street Alliance members to give a true perspective on what small business needs in Iowa are.
  • Highlighted the truly terrible policies coming out of our Iowa Senator’s offices, including: plans to rob from Social Security to pay for needed programs and hiding behind closed doors to “discuss”; telling Iowans that their health care doesn’t matter; supporting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act even while it is harming everyday citizens; siding with CEO’s and rich donors rather than working Iowa families and much more.
  • Connected with our friends, allies and affiliates to amplify our voices.

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Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN) is a grassroots public interest organization committed to creating social change in Iowa and across the nation. ICAN has united Iowa’s progressives for 40 years, and is leading efforts to change the public climate for progressive change. ICAN works in coalition with  organizational affiliates from a wide range of constituencies, including religious, community, labor, senior, family farm and environmental organizations as well as with our thousands of individual members.

 

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Here’s some of what we’ve been up to this past year:

  • Joined with Tax March, forming a Tax March Iowa Chapter to show every lawmaker in Congress and every candidate for president that the American people want the highest income earners and the wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share in taxes. Not since the era immediately before the Great Depression has the difference between the haves and the have-nots been as great as it is today. We know that our economy is rigged—and for decades, it’s only been getting worse.  Tax March started as an actual march and is now a movement, a rallying cry and a way of thinking. It’s about fixing a fundamentally broken and rigged economy so that it works for all of us, not just the super-rich and corporations.
  • Continued our work with small business owners, farmers and the self-employed to amplify the true voice of working Iowans through our Iowa Main Street Alliance  We know that our members can’t thrive when communities are threatened by big corporations, trade wars, and a taxation system that funnels wealth to the richest among us. A foundation of stability and equity is what is needed.
  • Participated with our allies at Health Care for America Now (HCAN) to highlight the insane cost of prescription drugs, including lifesaving medications like insulin that are out of reach for many Iowans. And becoming the lead organization on a new project, Lower Drug Prices NOW!
  • Maintained our focus on the Why Courts Matter Iowa Coalition, along with our partners, insisting that our Iowa Senators work toward a robust judicial system that is unbiased, non-partisan, diverse and fair. In order to function properly, we need to trust that the decisions rendered are legitimate. Nominating and confirming judges from different backgrounds and walks of life will ensure thoughtful and balanced decisions.
  • Joined with our affiliates, allies and members to promote policy and programs that support everyday Iowans. And continued to help Iowans tell their stories on a variety of topics through media outlets, presentations, letters to the editor and meetings with lawmakers

Here are some of the actions we’ve taken:

  • Celebrated 40 Years of Activism!!!
  • Hosted informational tables at dozens of events around the state highlighting our work.
  • Held roundtable discussions with presidential candidates and Iowa Main Street Alliance members to give a true perspective on what small business needs in Iowa are.
  • Highlighted the truly terrible policies coming out of our Iowa Senator’s offices, including: plans to rob from Social Security to pay for needed programs and hiding behind closed doors to “discuss”; telling Iowans that their health care doesn’t matter; supporting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act even while it is harming everyday citizens; siding with CEO’s and rich donors rather than working Iowa families and much more.
  • Connected with our friends, allies and affiliates to amplify our voices.

__________________________________

Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN) is a grassroots public interest organization committed to creating social change in Iowa and across the nation. ICAN has united Iowa’s progressives for 40 years, and is leading efforts to change the public climate for progressive change. ICAN works in coalition with  organizational affiliates from a wide range of constituencies, including religious, community, labor, senior, family farm and environmental organizations as well as with our thousands of individual members.

 

button-financial-regulatory-reformbutton-civil-justice-consumer-protectionbutton-clean-energy

Health Care For America Now NewsSocial Security, No Cuts, Iowa Citizen Action Networkimmigration Main Street Alliance, Iowa Citizen Action Network  Health Care VoterIowa Health Care Reform, Iowa Citizen Network, iowacan.orgFair Courts Iowa SaveSave