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Tribal Sovereignty And The Struggle For Democracy In 2020

Tribal Sovereignty And The Struggle For Democracy In 2020

Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA), helped organize the recent Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux, City, Iowa. This was the first-ever presidential forum convened by Native communities. She sat down with Organizing...

Fighting Corruption Must Be Our Focus In 2020

Fighting Corruption Must Be Our Focus In 2020

Like pornography, corruption comes in hard-core and soft-core versions. Donald Trump’s record of self-dealing is the very definition of hard-core corruption. If it were porn, it would only be sold in a brown-paper bag. He should have been impeached long ago for his...

The People’s Forum: Presidential Candidates Fresh, Not Fried

The People’s Forum: Presidential Candidates Fresh, Not Fried

"We are a force that our land and our people desperately need.” With these words, Barb Kalbach – registered nurse, fourth-generation family farmer and board chair of Iowa CCI Action – opened the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum in Des Moines this Saturday. She was...

College For All Means Dignity For All

College For All Means Dignity For All

My name is Chris Simmons, and I want to tell you why we need - I need - Free College For All now. I grew up in Newton, Iowa, a small city east of Des Moines. For a hundred years, Newton was the “washing machine capital of the world.” It was home to the Maytag...

The Iowa People’s Presidential Forum Will Be A No-Stump Zone

The Iowa People’s Presidential Forum Will Be A No-Stump Zone

It’s time. After months of preparation, the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum will be this Saturday, September, 21, at noon in Des Moines. At Iowa CCI Action, we’re ready - our buses from all across the state are booked, and our questions are prepped. Bernie Sanders,...

Can Debate Moderators Stop Parroting GOP Talking Points?

Can Debate Moderators Stop Parroting GOP Talking Points?

At the first two Democratic debates, the moderators from NBC/MSNBC and CNN based their questions about health care on Republican and corporate talking points. They acted as if the issue most people care about is the future of private insurance companies, rather than...

Disinformation In The 2020 Election

Disinformation In The 2020 Election

Photo credit: igorstevanovic/Shutterstock.com In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. What the Russians used to accomplish this is called “disinformation,”...

Trump’s Reelection Strategy: Pit Us Against Each Other

Trump’s Reelection Strategy: Pit Us Against Each Other

You would think after a white nationalist murdered 22 people and injured dozens more in El Paso, Donald Trump would lay off the hate, even just for a moment. Apparently he’s not capable. Or not willing. Whether it’s immigration raids, cutbacks on legal immigration, or...

Organizing From The Inside

Organizing From The Inside

We all want a new President – but at People’s Action, we know it will take a lot more than one candidate at the top to turn this country around. That’s why we’re recruiting and training more than 500 grassroots community leaders to run for elected office at every...

We Win When We Are Genuine

We Win When We Are Genuine

We all want a new President – but at People’s Action, we know it will take a lot more than one candidate at the top to turn this country around. That’s why we’re recruiting and training more than 500 grassroots community leaders to run for elected office at every...

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