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Monica Kurth Elected to House
02.01.17
Monica Kurth won the Davenport special election on January 31, becoming the newest member of the Iowa House of Representatives.  Rep. Kurth is a... Read More...
ABLE National Resource Center: Year End Message
01.16.17
We know that many of you are interested in ABLE Accounts - we get lots of emails and calls asking when Iowa's ABLE program will be available, what... Read More...
Democrats Keep Davenport Senate Seat
12.28.16
Iowa Senate Democrats held on to the Davenport Senate Seat last night (December 27), after voters elected Democrat Jim Lykam in a special election to... Read More...
Congress Passes Major Mental Health Reform Bill
12.07.16
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)
12.05.16
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...


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Your elected officials face very difficult choices everyday, and the decisions they make affect your life.  The people representing you in the US Congress and at the Iowa State Capitol need to know your story, so they can make informed decisions. Now more than ever, it is important for people affected by disability to speak up.

Iowans with Disabilities in Action (ID Action) and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created this advocacy forum (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?                                                      

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  • Suggesting ways to make you more effective in your advocacy.
  • Providing tips to make your message powerful and persuasive.
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  • Showing how your legislators voted on key issues.
  • Connecting you with other advocates using social media, online training, and community conversations.
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  • Letting you know when there are opportunities to bring your issue to the attention of law makers and opinion leaders.

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