The fundamental mission of ICAN is to provide a voice for Idahoans committed to progressive social change and to develop the power necessary to create those changes. We are dedicated to the following principles: Continue reading
Job title: Idaho Community Action Network Statewide Organizer
Reports to: ICAN Immigrant Rights Director
Overall responsibility: The Idaho Community Action Network Statewide Organizer builds and mobilizes a statewide network of community members to impact key issue fights and advance win-win policies that benefit communities of color, low-income people, and their communities. The ICAN Statewide Organizer works with supervisors to develop a coordinated organizing plan, conduct direct canvass-based community outreach, implement a membership and grassroots fundraising plan, develop committed leaders, and mobilize ICAN members to educate decision-makers, opinion leaders, the media and the public. This position requires frequent travel to key regions across the state (up to 10 days of travel per month). Continue reading
Dear Friends: We are days away from May 1! We super excited about this day! We will have lots of folks coming from all over the state to march with us for family unity!
In order to be prepared, we will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at the ICAN office, which is located on 3450 West Hill Road, Boise. Please come to learn about logistics and ways that you can help make May 1 a success! We need between 50 to 75 volunteers to help us with peacekeeping, action tables, and the cleaning team!
If you have any questions, you can contact Fernando at email@example.com or 208-830-0313 or Nancy at 208-365-8676.
There are questions we ask of ourselves after every direct action we stage against powerful institutions. Institutions that seem to operate with impunity and hurt working families, often keeping families locked in debilitating cycles of poverty. Yesterday’s actions against US Bank raised the same questions: did we make a difference? Are they going to listen?
Community voices from Minnesota, Oregon and Idaho spoke to the press about the ongoing predatory and unfair practices of US Bank. And with proxies in hand others in our coalition addressed US Bank’s annual shareholders meeting. The meeting last year was in Minnesota, but after other community voices holding proxies to the meeting held the bank’s CEO Richard Davis to task for over an hour, the bank changed the location. Perhaps they thought they could meet in peace, but that was not the case. Our actions yesterday began early in the morning. Continue reading
On January 21, 2013 ICAN members released a report on Predatory Lending in Idaho. This report shares stories of families trapped a cycle of debt created by payday and title loans and offers solutions to ending the wealth drain that took more than 64 million dollars from local communities in 2010. As more people become trapped and must tighten their budgets, small businesses and local economies lose out. Read more: Past Due
On January 20, 2013 more than 100 ICAN members braved freezing temperatures to show honor and respect for Idahoans who don’t have time to wait for the Medicaid Expansion. Invest In A Healthy Idaho shares some of these stories and also shares many of the benefits that could be realized if Idaho would say YES to a Medicaid Expansion.