|"I will kick ass and take names" is not exactly a direct quote.|
CCI worked with organizers from groups across the country on the event. We relayed photos and video to the Showdown in America website, where they were online in less than an hour. By the end of the day, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post and dozens of other news organizations were running with the story. The next night, video from the event aired on this segment of Countdown With Keith Olbermann (without Keith Olbermann).
Coming from the world of film, where it takes forever to get something from idea to screen, it was a real thrill to see something go from raw footage to national media story in a matter of hours. It was also a thrill to work even briefly with so many dedicated community organizers from across the country. If you live in Iowa, I encourage you to donate and become a member of CCI. If you live elsewhere, plug into a local group working to give you a stronger voice.