PROGRESSIVE COALITION OF CENTRAL IOWA and PROGRESSIVE ADVOCACY OF CENTRAL IOWA Purpose Statement
By PCCI and PACI
This came to me from the folks at the Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa and Progressive Advocay of Central Iowa. I wanted to post this in response to those who wonder what exactly Progressives do, and how their views are unique.
Who We Are
The term “progressive,” means progress or improvement through social and governmental reforms. These reforms include working for peace with justice internationally and at home, repudiating pre-emptive and unilateral engagement in war, defending the equality of all persons, protecting the environment, championing opportunity and well-being not only for the privileged few but for every human being. Progressives believe in promoting humane and compassionate policies that put people first, and progressives stand for integrity, openness and confratenrity in government. These ideals represent the highest of moral values.
Why the Need for Coalitions?
At times a nation and its leaders can lose sight of these values or let them diminish. For this reason, it is necessary and prudent for persons and for social, business and government entities who hold to these values to unite in lifting them up to the benefit of all humankind. One of the strategic ways in which this can happen is for progressive organizations and individuals to work together in coalitions, thereby enhancing their strength and effectiveness in promoting healthy and positive changes where needed. It is on this premise that the Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa and the Progressive Advocacy of Central Iowa have been created.
What We Do
We facilitate networking, build mutual support, carry out and support educational activities, do advocacy, and serve as a catalyst in establishing two-way communication with elected officials, community leaders and candidates for public office.