Upcoming Events: Davenport and Cedar Rapids

  Get involved at these locations near you!

Davenport

What: Pay 2 Play Screening
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: New Ground Theatre, 2113 E. 11th Street, East Davenport, IA 52803
Contact for more info:  Tracy Leone, iowaaflcio7@gmail.com
 

Cedar Rapids

What: Pay 2 Play Screening
Date: Thursday, March 12th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Mt. Mercy Library Viewing Room, 1330 Elmhurst Drive Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Contact for more info:  John Zakrasek, john.zakrasek@q.com

Victory in Black Hawk County!

Congratulations to the Communications Workers of America and Americans for Democratic Action for their success in making Black Hawk County the first Iowa County in the state to call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of our elections!

The resolution also called for the Iowa state legislature to pass a law to require transparency and ban secret election spending.

The movement to make Iowa the next state to call for overturning Citizens United and reigning in corporate power in our democracy is heating up this winter.

Sign Up to Help Pass Resolutions to Get Big Money Out of Politics in Your Area

Communities from Des Moines to Waterloo are gearing up to protect our democracy from an attempted takeover by billionaires and Big Business.

Sign up to join our next Iowa community call so you can learn how you can get involved in the movement to get big money out of politics.

Sign Up to Help Pass Resolutions to Get Big Money Out of Politics in Your Area

Democracy for the Common Good – A Call to Action!

Date: Saturday, February 7

Time: 9:30 – 1:30 P.M.

Place: First United Methodist Church, 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, 50309

As part of the Governing Under the Influence Campaign, the AFSC is hosting a public forum that will include workshops on campaign finance reform and passing resolutions.  John Nichols from The Nation Magazine will be the exciting keynote speaker.

Come to the First United Methodist Church to learn more about campaign finance reform and to learn how you can play a role in passing an important local resolution!

 

Davenport Organizing Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 11

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Place: 1706 N. Brady St.. Davenport, IA 52803

Come to the Davenport Organizing Meeting to talk about strategy and how Davenport can become the next city to pass a resolution supporting an amendment to overturn Citizens United.  

Talk to people with some experience with local politics and learn how you can play an important role in passing a local resolution.  If you have questions call: (563) 322-8870.

Upcoming Events in Johnson County, Cedar Rapids and More!

Get involved in your area! See below for upcoming events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport.

Organizing to restore democracy to We, the People is taking place all over Iowa – check out the map and email the contact people near you.

Sign Up to Help Pass Resolutions to Get Big Money Out of Politics in Your Area

 

Green Dots: Organizers                                         Red Dots: Local Events

Blue Dots: Victories!

Pay 2 Play Showing in Des Moines, IA

Date: December 02, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) (4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312)

At our event, we will also discuss what we can do about it – including organizing actions to protest the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. Special guest speaker will be Aquene Freechild, co-director of the Democracy is For People Campaign at Public Citizen. Join us – and tell your friends!

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pay-to-play-video-screening 

Pay 2 Play Showing in Waterloo, IA

Date: December 04, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Americans for Democratic Action offices, River Plaza Building, first floor across from the elevator (10 W. 4th Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702)

At our event, we will also discuss what we can do about it – including organizing actions to protest the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. Special guest speaker will be Aquene Freechild, co-director of the Democracy is For People Campaign at Public Citizen. Join us – and tell your friends!

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pay2play-viewing-and-discussion

 

Planning your Pay2Play Screening

We are hoping to have screenings in Iowa take place the first two weeks of December.
The first thing to make this event successful is to pick a date!
To start the process of organizing the screening think about:
  • Organizations you are affiliated with (people you can invite, and/or organize the event with)
  • Where you can screen the movie (local church, library or your home are all good possibilities)

Discounted Public Citizen Screening Package. It comes with the DVD, 50 postcards and 2 small posters to put up at your event for $42 (including shipping and handling)

Watch the trailer.