Iowa Governor to sign bill regarding Earned Income Tax Credit

5/16/13 Earned Income tax Credit ICAN’s grassroots lobbying and press events have paid off! ICAN lobbied individually, and took the lead on creating a story booklet, distributing them to every single lawmaker, and organizing a press event in cahoots with the Coalition for a Better Iowa to increase the state’s EITC. It’s been included as … Read more

Op-Ed in Washington Post featuring Iowa Main Street Alliance

5/17/13 ICAN partnered with national Main Street Alliance to put an Op-Ed in the Washington Post about e-Verify.  ICAN built an a local Main Street Alliance, and one of its members, ReShonda Young, helped to author the Op-Ed

Iowa Fair Courts Coalition Celebrates Jane Kellys Confirmation to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Coalition Urges Sen. Grassley to Continue to Move Qualified Judicial Candidates through the Senate (Des Moines, IA)Today, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit by a vote of 96-0. The vote will be posted at The Iowa Fair Courts Coalition celebrates the … Read more

Push for Tax Credit May Halt Property Tax Bill

A showdown is looming on taxes at the Statehouse that could jeopardize property tax reform, one of the cornerstones of Gov. Terry Branstad’s legislative agenda. A coalition of activists joined with Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, on Monday to bolster their support for a major increase in the state’s earned-income tax credit for about 210,000 … Read more

A Tax Cut for Working Families

Finally, a tax cut for working families, not international corporations. But will the Gov allow it? Sen. Bolkcom says no property tax deal without an increase in the EITC for working Iowa families

Constituents In The Current And Future 4th Congressional District Express Concern That They’re Going “Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2011 BUSINESS OWNERS, PHYSICIANS, CITIZENS CHALLENGE REPRESENTATIVES LATHAM AND KING TO SUPPORT MEDICARE & MEDICAID FOR SENIORS, MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES INSTEAD OF TAX BREAKS FOR SUPER-RICH & BIG IOWA (June 10, 2011): Concerned constituents who currently reside in the 4th Congressional District and will be a part of the redistricted 4th … Read more