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Congress Passes Major Mental Health Reform Bill
Great news coming out of Washington DC today: Congress has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a measure that will lead to much-needed reform in mental... Read More...
Committee Leaders Announced (Updated)
House and Senate Republican leaders have announced their new committees chairs.  Of note: Rep. Joel Fry (R-Osceola) will be the chair of the House... Read More...
New Legislative Leadership Teams Announced!
The new leadership teams for both House and Senate - Majority and Minority - were set over the last weeks.  Leaders are elected by their fellow... Read More...
Election Results: Republicans Control Iowa Legislature
Election results are in - the Iowa Legislature will be controlled by one party, the Republicans.  On Election night, Iowans made it clear that they... Read More...
Budget Challenges Ahead for Legislators
Iowa legislators will face big budget challenges when they come back into session on January 9, 2017.  Farm incomes are down.  Floods closed... Read More...

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Your elected officials face very difficult choices everyday, and the decisions they make affect your life.  On the issues that matter most to you, are you okay if those decisions are made without your input? 

Now more than ever, it is important for people affected by disability to speak up. Did you know that people with disabilities vote at much lower rates than those without disabilities?  Did you know that less than 1% of Americans take the time to contact their elected officials, even on the issues that matter to them most?  Did you know that job approval ratings for elected officials are at all time lows?  Now more than ever, it's important for Iowans with disabiliites to let their elected officials know what matters to them. 

The people representing you in the US Congress and at the State Capitol need to know your story, what matters to you, so they can make informed decisions.  You can start by speaking out with your vote on November 8, 2016.  Click here to see if you are registered to vote.

Iowans with Disabilities in Action (ID Action) and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created this Information Network (infoNET) to give you the information, tools, resources and opportunities you need to take action on the issues important to you.  But it's up to you to do something.  What will you do?