Alerts
ACT NOW TO AVOID MEDICAID CUTS!
08.04.17
The US Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (commonly called "Obamacare"), a move that also included big cuts to Medicaid. It is unclear... Read More...
Republicans Hold Forristall Seat
06.28.17
Republican Jon Jacobsen, a senior trust officer and vice president of Security National Bank in Council Bluffs, has won the special election for House... Read More...
Political Community Rocked by Deaths
05.21.17
It has been a tough couple of days for Iowa's political community.  First, news broke that the six-year-old granddaughter of former Gov. Tom Vilsack... Read More...
Governor’s Revised Budget Released
03.29.17
The Governor has released his new budget which makes the required cuts for this year, and next year.  This is the second round of cuts that need to be... Read More...
New Plan for Regional MH/DS Funding Released
03.29.17
A new plan to fund regional mental health and disability services has surfaced in the Iowa Senate.  The bill (SSB 1187) was introduced yesterday, and... 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?                                                      

infoNET is a free service available to Iowans of all abilities who want to become more informed and effective advocates. Our newsletter and network of resources helps advocate with disabilities stay up-to-date on current issues by:

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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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  • Tracking legislation introduced.
  • 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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