Category Archives: Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Storming the Capitol

How each of us viewed the spectacle of White men storming the US Capital yesterday puts the focus on what our worldview is. As these and other statements point out, there is a huge difference in how this situation was … Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day, Des Moines, 2020

Yesterday’s gathering at the Iowa State Capitol to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day was a beautiful and yet somber occasion. Ralph Moisa sang and played the drum. My friend Christine Nobiss spoke about the petition (below) to abolish monuments, names and holidays … Continue reading

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Radical Hope in a Turbulent World

This new year begins with multiple global climate threats. Devastating fires burning in Australia are forcing thousands to be pushed to the water’s edge. Evacuations are occurring. Wildlife is being devastated. Nearly half a billion birds and animals are feared … Continue reading

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NNA and Green New Deal

One of the main reasons I wanted to attend the National Network Assembly (NNA) was to see what other organizers might be doing about the climate emergency, the Sunrise Movement, and an Indigenous Led Green New Deal (GND). As I … Continue reading

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Direct Action Blocked by Train

Several of the planned sessions I attended at the National Network Assembly related to direct action. I also participated in the unplanned event. This began Friday (8/23/2019) morning with “Our Story: The Movement Vision and Values Project.” The speakers were … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement Packs the Streets Outside the Detroit Democratic Debate

The Sunrise Movement, that I support, has been effective in drawing attention to the need for a Green New Deal. The sit-ins and arrests in Congressional offices last November resulted in Congress finally beginning to talk about climate change. On … Continue reading

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Green New Deal Strategy Planning for Iowa

Last night I attended the Green New Deal Strategy Session: Fighting On Iowa’s Frontlines at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI). I have heard good things about ICCI for years. My aunt and uncle have reported to our Quaker meeting … Continue reading

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Planning Next Steps for Sunrise Movement / Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

The Iowa CCI / Sunrise Green New Deal Tour Stop in Des Moines was on April 24, 2019. An estimated 450 people and I attended. One of the next steps listed below is to join us at the Iowa CCI … Continue reading

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Next Steps for Sunrise Movement / Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

The Iowa CCI / Sunrise Green New Deal Tour Stop in Des Moines was on April 24, 2019. An estimated 450 people attended. Following are suggested next steps from Iowa CCI: Call/Email your US Congresspeople and tell them to support … Continue reading

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