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Victory in Altoona!

Last night, Altoona became the 7th Iowa municipality to formally call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and rein in corporate power in our democracy!

The resolution passed unanimously 5-0 on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Thanks to Mayor Skip Conkling for championing the measure.  Big congratulations to Altoona leader Clare Smith-Larson for her tireless leadership.

Victory & Upcoming Events!

UPCOMING MEETINGS TO PASS LOCAL RESOLUTIONS IN IOWA OVERTURNING CITIZENS UNITED

Des Moines is officially the 5th municipality to officially call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and rein in corporate power in our democracy. Congratulations to Des Moines Move to Amend which led this fight!

We’re not stopping there, several other municipalities are planning to take this up across the state – sign up for Iowa Resolutions Week – to get updates and/or attend an upcoming event to get involved. Democracy is for people, not corporations, so let your voice be heard!

Meetings include:

Des Moines

What: Fools NO More: Expose Corporate Corruption
Date: April 01, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Capitol Building, Des Moines, IA 50319
Contact for more info and RSVP: claresl90@gmail.com

Davenport

What: Sunlight on Democracy Rally
Date: April 02, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Federal Building 131 E 4th St, Davenport, IA 52801
Contact for more info and RSVP: Bob.Babcock.Now@gmail.com, 563-594-4480

 

Iowa City

What: Movie: Money Talks. Plus Campaign Transparency
Date: April 05, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact for more info and RSVP: dawnj@netins.net, 319-646-6712

 

Des Moines

What: Move to Amend Meeting
Date: April 13th, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Plymouth Place Apartments (Ground Floor meeting room,) 41st and Ingersoll, Des Moines IA 50312
Contact for more info and RSVP: dm28amend@msn.com

 

 

You may sign up to get active and help pass a resolution in your town. Sign Up!

 

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

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!

Upcoming Local Meetings/Events

Neighbors across the Hawkeye state are organizing to address the problem of money in politics and to pass local resolutions calling for Citizens United to be overturned.

Davenport Organizing Meeting
Date: Wednesdays weekly
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Where: 1706 N Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803
Contact: (563) 322-8870

Davenport Forum on Money in Politics
Date: Thursday, May 29th
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA
Contact for more info: 309-738-3196

Click here to find out who else is organizing around Iowa and near you.