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Latest News & Events

UUA Town Hall Meetings

All are welcome. However, if you wish to participate in the discussion, make a comment, or ask a question, you will be required to turn on your device camera and speak directly to the forum.

Pre-registration is required. Please see the registration button beneath each Town Hall.

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PLEASE – Ask your State Rep/Senator to VOTE NO to dismantling the FOREST RESERVE ACT

PLEASE – Ask your State Rep/Senator to VOTE NO to dismantling the FOREST RESERVE ACT of 1906.  
This can be a short email (or postcard at the Grannies mtg this Tuesday). The bill may likely come up for a vote this week. And please send to friends /families around the state – we need to get to all reps.  THANK YOU!

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Book talks w/ Austin Frerick

Join CCI member Austin Frerick for a talk and Q & A based on his new book “Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry”

Austin’s book is a deep dive into seven barons in the food industry, their rise to power, and the consequences for farmers, workers, eaters, and democracy itself. It prominently features Iowa and the stories of CCI members fighting in the trenches against Big Ag.

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THE HONEY DEWDROPS Saturday, April 13, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish of The Honey Dewdrops began touring in 2009 and have called the city of Baltimore home since 2014. With seven albums and fifteen years of playing shows on the road across North American and Europe, they continue to expand their experimental folk sound of electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin and clawhammer banjo with tight vocal harmonies, while maintaining a commitment to deepening their understanding of the world through the lens of songwriting and music.

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Trans Lives Festival

Join the Festival of Transgender, Gender Queer and Non Binary and their artistry!

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IUUWAN Board Member, Shirley Whiteside at Capitol protest

The Iowa Capitol Rotunda was filled with the boisterous sounds of the CCI Peoples Lobby Day rally. The crowd quieted for the passionate speakers, including Shirley Whiteside, a member of the Cedar Valley UU Congregation and an IUUWAN Board member.

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