Des Moines, IA

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February 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes: Des Moines

Por favor juntense en apoyo a los inmigrantes a riesgo de deportacion, este jueves a mediodia en la esquina de la E 14 y la Grand. Vamos a marchar del parqueo de La Placita hasta el parque, en apoyo a los inmigrantes y protestando las redadas y...

February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Supreme Court Town Hall - Sen Grassley Invited

Join Why Courts Matter Iowa and our Coalitiong Leaders Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, Iowa Citizen Action Network, One Iowa, and Progress Iowa for a town hall regarding President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch...

March 8, 2017, 11:30 am

Des Moines, IA

2017 International Women's Day Rally & March: Des Moines

Join us on March 8th in solidarity with immigrant and refugee women! We will rally at the West Capitol Terrace at 11:30am and will march on E.Walnut / Walnut towards the Federal Building!  

March 10, 2017, 10:00 am

Des Moines, IA

Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations Rally - Iowa

IOWA will Stand With Standing Rock

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and grassroots Indigenous organizers are calling upon us to join them in solidarity on March 10th, 2017 as they march in prayer and action in Washington, DC.


March 11, 2017, 3:30 pm

Des Moines, IA

ACLU #Resistance Training: Des Moines

Join us for ACLU Resistance Training! This program will educate you on your rights as a protester as well as give you the tools you need to speak truth to power. Before we can make positive change in the world, we have to understand the best...

March 12, 2017, 3:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Rally To Save Transgender Lives (RSTL)

Calling all transgender Iowans and their allies! We need you to join us on the west side steps of the Capitol on Sunday, March 12th around 3:00 PM! We are rallying to make our voices be heard by those who dictate the laws, to demand that they...

March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Des Moines, IA

From Protest to Resistance: Where We Are // Where We Want To Go

From Standing Rock, to the border wall; from ICE raids to impending global climate disaster—It’s time to strategize. 

With his first string of executive orders, Trump is leading an assault on all of us, on all fronts at once. He’s...

March 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Des Moines, IA

Iowa Day on the Hill

Join fellow family planning activists and supporters from across the state for our annual event. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing until January 31, 2017!

In the morning: We'll hold an up-to-the-minute issues briefing and lobbying...

April 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

Des Moines, IA

Stand With Planned Parenthood

Join supporters and friends of women's health and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland as President/CEO Suzanna de Baca holds a press conference on our fight back against unprecedented, dangerous and ideologically driven attacks on reproductive...

April 11, 2017, 9:30 am

Des Moines, IA

The Student Voice Rally

Unlike a typical rally, The Student Voice Rally brings together hundreds of diverse students from across Iowa to form a unified voice from the students of Iowa. The day will begin with hearing from political leaders, student advocates, and...

April 15, 2017, 10:00 am

Des Moines, IA

April 15 People's Rally

People from across the country are gathering to ask President Trump to release his taxes. I am advocating that Iowans insist upon adequate school funding, rise in support of professors at our Regent Institutions, in support of adequate health...

April 15, 2017, 12:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Tax March Des Moines

Details to follow...

April 15, we march!

1. Minorities are unfairly targeted by federal tax codes and typically pay a higher rate of taxes. We will not tolerate attacks of any kind against minorities in Iowa. 2. Donald Trump...

April 22, 2017, 12:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

March For Science: Des Moines

Hello everyone! We have a date for the March for Science in DC, which means that we have our date for sister marches in Iowa starting with the March for Science in Des Moines. We will be adding more sister marches within the state of Iowa as...

May 7, 2017, 1:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

We Won't Go Back Rally

Join us in rallying against the Iowa legislature's extreme attacks on women's health, which are threatening to turn back the clock on our state by 50 years. Despite the outcries of thousands of Iowans, elected officials have ruthlessly forced...

May 8, 2017, 2:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Protest David Young's AHCA vote

We're all extremely disappointed and angry with Representative Young for throwing our healthcare under the bus. Let's show him how we feel. Show up at his Des Moines office on Monday, not only to communicate our frustration with Young, but to...

May 8, 2017, 4:30 pm

Des Moines, IA

Make Des Moines a 'Welcoming City'!

Join us at the next Des Moines City Council meeting and support the 'Welcoming City' ordinance. Iowa has a strong history of welcoming immigrant and refugee families. We want Des Moines to continue that commitment by passing this ordinance to...

May 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Emergency Protest: Comey Firing - Des Moines

We must sound the alarm. Last night, Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an open criminal investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russia to sway the November election and it's a terrifying last straw.


May 11, 2017, 4:30 pm

Des Moines, IA

Medicare for All! Fight for Healthcare Rally - Des Moines

Let's show up strong for the future of our healthcare! 

With the recent news of Medica leaving Iowa's individual healthcare market, the ACHA bill passing in the House, and the Medicaid crisis caused by Branstad and the MCO's in...

May 12, 2017, 4:30 pm

Des Moines, IA

Die In AHCA Protest at David Young's Office

David Young betrayed the 3rd District when he voted for the AHCA aka Trumpcare. Join us for a die-in at his office to make the consequences of what he voted for unmistakably clear.

A die-in is a protest where participants publicly...

June 10, 2017, 12:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Rally for Paris Climate Accords

We cannot ignore the climate accords and must make a stand to ensure we will meet those guidelines as individual cities and states even if the federal government doesnt want to. The research is clear, climate change is happening and we need to...

June 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Capital City Equality Rally, Pride March 2017

One Iowa is hosting a rally after the Capital City Pride Parade in solidarity with The Equality March for Unity and Pride nationally. Join us to hear from LGBTQ Iowa leaders and raise your voices to affirm and protect our rights, our...

July 15, 2017, 9:00 am

Des Moines, IA

Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power

Are you ready to get fired up for the future of Iowa? 

On July 15, CCI Action will host a moment in history: A day when everyday Iowans from across the state will gather to build a future that works for all Iowans for generations...

July 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Our Lives On the Line Iowa - Next Step in The Health Care Fight

Not a protest, but a platform to have your voice heard, learn form others about how effects your life & provide you with resources to help in your fight.

September 4, 2017, 6:00 am

Des Moines, IA

Labor Day: America Needs Unions

We're fed up with lawmakers who have blocked minimum wage increases and gutted union rights. Join us this Labor Day, September 4, along with Fight for $15 workers in over 300 cities going on strike and declare that America Needs Unions!


October 16, 2017, 3:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Voter ID Hearing - Speak Out!

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is holding a public hearing about the new Voter ID (voter suppression) law passed by Iowa House Republicans and Iowa Senate Republicans.

Pate's office did not publish information about...