Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 2/14/22-2/20/22

Show your love for your community! Find ways to take action in the Iowa Corridor this week.

Monday, 2/14 

7 am-5 pm: Buy Valentine’s Day succulents from Iowa Humane Alliance (6540 6th St, SW CR) and “your $10 gift purchase will share the love, helping animals through lifesaving spay and neuter programs.” 

3:30-6 pm: Open Volunteer Times at North Liberty Community Pantry  

4:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Board Meeting/Work Session- Educational Leadership & Support Center- Board Room 
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Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist future board meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation over Zoom.  

Tuesday, 2/15 

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest: Protect Public Education 

12:20-2:20 pm: The Intersection of Race, Disability, Mental Health, & the School to Prison Pipeline. Email Dina to sign-up.

1 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Department Heads and Elected Officials Meeting– 2nd Floor Boardroom Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque St)  
View the agenda.   

2 pm: The Self Advocacy Movement: A Civil Rights Movement for People with Disabilities   

2:30-3:30 pm: Kennedy High School Food Pantry Volunteers needed 

4 pm: Iowa City Council Work Session- The Center – Assembly Room (28 S. Linn Street)  
View the agenda.  

4 pm: Iowa City Community School District Education Committee Meeting- Grant Elementary School Library (1000 Centro Way, North Liberty)
View the agenda.  

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Ave) 
View the agenda.
Zoom Meeting ID# 843 0245 2778 (Viewing only)  

5:30-7:30 pm: 13th Documentary: Virtual Watch Party

6 pm: Iowa City City Council Formal Meeting The Center – Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St)
Dial In: (312) 626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 849 0538 2040  
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7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St) 
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Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation via Zoom.  

Wednesday, 2/16 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session  

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11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch & Learn: GuideLink Center An Innovative Approach to Mental Health and Substance Use Care   

12 pm: Human Rights & Climate Change: Evolution of Science & Policy 

3-4 pm: Constructing Civic Dialogs Series: We Keep Us Safe 

3-4:15 pm: Political Power and the Common Good: Why Climate Action is Hard 

5 pm: ‘Iowa is Better Than This’ statewide lament of Iowa’s discriminatory legislation- Iowa City 
Register for the Zoom.
Register for the in-person event

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Monthly Meeting– Collins Conference Room, City Hall  

6-8 pm: Equality Act Phonebank to Iowans 

6:30-8 pm: SURJ Book Group with Beloved Community Initiative 
Email to receive connection information.

7-8 pm: NARAL Reproductive Freedom National Mobilization Team 1:1 Conversation Training  

7 pm: North Linn Community School District School Board Meeting- North Linn District Office (3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills) 
View the agenda.  
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist all future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation via Zoom.  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

Thursday, 02/17 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Superviors Formal Meeting 
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11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Join our Lunch Hour Reflections

1-1:45 pm: Blood Drive at GreenState Credit Union  in North Liberty 

4-5:30 pm: Let’s Talk… Conversations on Race, Equity, & Belonging 

5:30pm: Marion City Council Meeting  
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Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist all future meetings allow for full accessibility through Zoom.  

6-8 pm: Black History Month as African Liberation

7 pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconcilliation Committee MeetingEmma J. Harvat Hall, City Hall (410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City) 
View the agenda.   

Friday, 02/18 

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter Sierra Club on Facebook Live

3:30-5:30 pm: Fridays for Future Climate Strike outside the Alliant Tower in downtown CR 

Saturday, 02/19 

9 am-3 pm: LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference 2022

12-3 pm: Catherine McAuley Center Move-In Volunteers needed  

4 pm: Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective Monthly Chat

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire.

Sunday, 02/20  

11 am-12:30 pm: Blood Drive at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, IC

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phonebank to Iowans

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

All Week 

 Legislative Action This Week

  • Contact Senator Grassley and encourage him to support passage of The Violence Against Women Act, which includes important enhancements for survivors of domestic & sexual violence. Follow Domestic Violence Intervention Program to stay up to date on its progress.   
  • Use One Iowa Action’s easy form at to tell your Senator to vote no on SF2205, which “was recently amended to remove the well defined ‘obscenity’ standard to an undefined ‘sexually explicit’ standard. That means that books with any sexual language whatsoever may be opt in only, throwing the ability of schools to teach comprehensive sexual education into question, and preventing students from checking literary classics out of the library.”  
  • Contact the Committee members for SSB 3134 and tell them not to support such restrictions to Iowa DNR and county conservation boards. Follow Bur Oak Land Trust for more information.  
  • Contact your State Representative and tell them to vote against the trans athletics ban, HF2309. Watch last week’s subcommitee meeting for more information.

    • CONTENT NOTE: This video contains explicit transphobia and repeated misgendering

CCAN Updates

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, email potential sponsors, send organizational emails, or help with grant writing. Email us and tell us how you would like to get involved!  

Learn More About CCAN

Get a better understanding of CCAN and the work we do by watching this video from the North Liberty Public Library.

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Clothing service has been a big success, with over *180* served already!  However, some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats (particularly men’s size L and 3XL) and other heavy outerwear, men’s size 15 shoes, socks, gloves, and long underwear! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Volunteer to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant. We *really* need drivers, especially with weekend availability!!  Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please email us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date tprior to signing up for events.  
  • Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 
  • Host a winter gear/clothing drive (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by email. We tend to get close to emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need.
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by emailing us  
  • Donate your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St, IC) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email us.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us
  • Donate needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist.  We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.  
  • Send financial contributions to:
    • Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240
    • Venmo at corridorcan
    • CashApp at $CorridorCAN
    • Paypal
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so monetary donations are crucial.  
  • Let us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  
  • Join our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week! 
  • Sponsor #CCANClothesCruise with your business or institution and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need.  Find more info on #CCANClothesCruise.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

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