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

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 families and our community as a whole.  We understand the important role played by public … 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

Will The Next President Take Us To War???

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

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 you ever wonder about how tax policy is made? Like how the process is supposed … Read more

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 rights, and make work more family friendly. Attendees will leave ready to take action on … Read more

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, Senator Sanders knows we need everyday people driving the agenda, working together to make Wall … Read more

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 pledge to help corporations by not raising taxes or moving to stop this practice.  Will … Read more

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 Alliance and small business owner; Chris Schwartz, Americans for Democratic Action; Midge Slater, Iowa Alliance … Read more