Knocking on doors (canvassing) is one of the most effective ways to reach voters. Our state House and Senate races are all in need of help in this area. If you are experienced with canvassing – great! – please consider beginning early this year. If you are new to canvassing rest assured that you will be given all the tools you need to help turn Iowa BLUE again!.
We are taking our canvassing operation on the road! Our first wave of “canvassing for change” trips are targeting competitive Senate and House races in Central and Eastern Iowa. We hope you will join us in canvassing for change!
All canvassing trips will depart from Coralville at the “Start” times listed below and will aim to return at the “End” times listed below, so travel times are included in each trip.
If you have any questions, please email Nick Pryor, our Organizing Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
IOWA EVENTS CALENDAR
progressive events, campaign events & everything in between!
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH BY COUNTY
END FAMILY SEPARATION
We are collecting immigration policy & family separation news and actions here. Please let us know if you know about a protest or other action in our area: email@example.com
TAKE ACTION IN IOWA
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE – IOWA
Based in Des Moines & directed by Erica Johnson, AFSC’s Iowa Immigrant Rights Program works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities.
SUPPORT THE EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY BOND PROJECT
The Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project works with bond-eligible detained immigrants and their families to pay their bond and get them back in the community. We bond people out of detention to protest and resist unfair policies, to keep families together, and to mitigate the damage our immigration enforcement system does to the health and strength of Iowa communities.
Our goal is to support and defend some of Iowa’s most marginalized populations: those without regularized immigration status or financial resources to navigate the immigration system. The Bond Project’s work is especially valuable now: in the first seven months of 2017, total arrests of immigrants in the interior of the US increased by 43% from the end of 2016. The number of interior arrests of non-citizens never convicted of any crime has almost tripled.
Follow LULAC COUNCIL 308
LULAC is the largest and oldest civil rights Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC council 308 Iowa City, Iowa was established in 2013
ONE HUMAN FAMILY QCA
A Quad-Cities based organization that sponsors action in support of immigrants.
CONTACT GRASSLEY’s DONORS
**How you can fight Trump’s cruel treatment of immigrant children: In this article by Bleeding Heartland, Laura Belin provides a list of Senator Chuck Grassley’s donors and suggests we “follow the money” to pressure him to take action on this issue.
SIGN UP WITH FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER –
a national organization that organizes at state and local levels… FIND OR SIGN UP TO HOST AN EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY HERE HERE: FamiliesBelongTogether.org