Lobby Days & Visits at the capitol Building
Updated: Aug 14
ICI facilitates a handful of days each year for our group to gather together during the legislative session and speak to our elected officials about relevant topics and any potential legislation concerning medical freedoms. Iowa’s legislative session lasts about 4 months, beginning in January and usually ending sometime in April.
Click here for most up-to-date information on the current session.
COMING PREPARED FOR LOBBY DAYS
ICI lobby days begin in the cafeteria starting at 8am. As a group we head up at 8:30 am to talk to legislators. If you come later that is perfectly fine! Most likely, you will find us up on the 2nd floor by the House and the Senate wearing pins or bags with our logo on them.
We speak to legislators in groups, so you won't have to speak to them by yourself. No prior experience needed, professional business attire required. We usually break for lunch around noon. You may bring your own lunch or you may purchase food from the cafeteria.
In order to ensure we can have focused conversations with the legislators who are taking time to come out and talk to us, we request you make childcare arrangements for your young children. Children still nursing and easily worn are welcome, as well as older children able to be respectful of a business setting.
Please visit our Events Page for specific date information.
SUBCOMMITTEE, COMMITTEE, AND FLOOR VOTES
Legislative bills are introduced after the legislative session starts on January 11th, 2021. We will be monitoring both positive and negative bills. If a bill gets assigned to a subcommittee meeting that is the only time the public may speak during a meeting about the bill. Those meetings are only required a 24-hour notice. We try to get the word out as soon as we can so everyone can plan accordingly. If you would like to receive text or email notifications on legislation, meetings, events, or other important issues related to this issue, please submit your information so we can notify you.
GET TO KNOW YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Any time of the year is the perfect time to get to know your legislators, especially if it's harder for you to get to lobby days during legislative session. How can you do this you ask? Introduce yourself by calling, writing, or requesting to have coffee with your elected official. When they are provided, you can also attend coffee and town hall meetings hosted by your elected official.
To find your legislators click here.
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