Iowa Needs Net Neutrality

The Senate voted May 16, 2018 to pass a measure that would repeal changes to net neutrality rules that were recently adopted by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission. Noticeably voting against Main Street, farmers, workers and more were Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. We are collecting signatures from Iowans to forward to our Congressional … Read more

Booze, Women, Movies OR….

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, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” Tuesday, December 5th at 5 pm we … Read more

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 model legislation written for the wealthy, not for every day Iowans and, since they bought … Read more

Main Street Alliance Survey Fall 2018

Are you a small business owner/ farmer/ entrepreneur/ self-employed? We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to fill out the survey below! The Main Street Alliance-Iowa (MSA-IA) has been working since 2008 to make sure that the small business voice is heard from real small business owners on policy that matters most. … Read more

You’re Invited–Working Families Summit

You are invited to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together, at a Working Families Summit on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Scheman Center on the Iowa State Campus  in Ames.  CLICK HERE TO RSVP! The event features speakers, a full day of action, break-out … Read more

TRUMPcare – What do YOU think?

You would think that after years of promising and posturing to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare and after two embarrassing failed attempts earlier this year, Republicans would have come up with a plan that works. You would be wrong. The TrumpCare Bill is nightmare. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, immigrants, … Read more

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, Linn, Polk and Wapello who increased the minimum wage in their respective counties AND: Special … Read more

Defending Health Care in 2017

What’s at Stake for Iowa With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. We have been travelling around the state – hearing from everyday friends, neighbors, seniors, small business owners, doctors, advocates and others about what the ACA means to them. But that’s just the beginning. … Read more

Small Business Owner? Farmer? Entrepreneur? Make YOUR Voice Heard!

By working together, we can bring small business values into the public dialogue to advance policies that are good for small businesses, our employees and the communities that sustain us. Work with the Iowa Main Street Alliance to help get small business voices heard! Who we are Iowa Main Street Alliance is a project of Iowa Citizen Action … Read more

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 a donor. With all of the attention on the upcoming Presidential Election as well as … Read more