ICC Newsletter – Nov. 12, 2018 – Election recap

More than 1.3 million people voted in Iowa on Tuesday, nearly 61 percent of the electorate. It’s the highest number of voters for a mid-term election ever in the state. However, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) won re-election over Fred Hubbell, and Republicans also retained control [...]

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ICC Newsletter – Oct. 22, 2018

Voting has begun in Iowa. Now is the time for you to choose! In their Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics statement, the Iowa Catholic bishops say, “There will never be a perfect candidate, but that’s no excuse not to vote, which would let some other force or voice fill the vacuum left by opting out. [...]

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ICC Newsletter – Sept. 25, 2018

To receive occasional alerts from the Iowa Catholic Conference, text the word IOWACATHOLIC to 50457. DON’T CUT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO LOW-INCOME STUDENTS The Iowa Catholic Conference is encouraging you to contact your members of Congress and the IRS to stop a proposed rule that could cut the number of scholarship available for students to attend [...]

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ICC Newsletter – Aug. 24, 2018

BISHOPS RESPOND TO ABUSE SCANDAL The four Catholic bishops of Iowa are responding to the Holy Father’s call for the Church to join in acts of prayer and fasting in “combating all forms of abuse of power, sexual abuse and the abuse of conscience.” Check out the Iowa Catholic Conference Facebook page for more details. A [...]

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ICC Newsletter – July 23, 2018

ARE 529 PLANS RIGHT FOR YOU? Federal and state “529” college savings plans have been expanded to provide a tax benefit to parents paying tuition at K-12 Catholic schools in Iowa. Our partners at Iowa ACE have put together an information sheet you can take to your tax professional to see if the new benefits will [...]

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ICC Newsletter – July 2, 2018

Iowa Supreme Court strikes down abortion reflection period By a vote of 5-2, the Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a provision providing for a three-day reflection period before an abortion can take place. We strongly disagree with the Court’s judgment that this regulation of abortion impinges upon fundamental state Constitutional rights. Several of the [...]

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ICC Newsletter – June 4, 2018

Primary elections are being held tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5) for political parties to select their candidates for office. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Voter registration or a change in party affiliation are allowed at the polling place. For more information, go the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at sos.iowa.gov. You can also [...]

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ICC Newsletter – May 14, 2018

A few quick updates: The U.S. Catholic bishops’ social justice department has issued an action alert regarding the federal Farm Bill. Please contact your member of Congress today at www.votervoice.net/usccb/home and ask them to insist on changes to the bill. It has serious flaws that would negatively impact poor, hungry and vulnerable people. You can see the [...]

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ICC Newsletter – May 7, 2018: Legislative session ends

The Iowa legislature adjourned “sine die” on Saturday, ending the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly. We are very grateful that many of you contacted your legislator during the past few days. The Iowa legislative session completed its work with the passage of a tax reform bill, Senate File 2417, that will cut taxes [...]

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ICC Newsletter – April 30, 2018

The Iowa legislative session is in overtime as lawmakers are into their third week of not receiving their per diem expense checks. However, the session may end this week as Gov. Kim Reynolds and House and Senate Republican leadership have announced a deal on a tax reform plan, one of their key priorities. The actual [...]

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