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Federal COVID Package: What It Includes (and Doesn't)
03.27.20
(March 27, 2020)   Yesterday the Senate uanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (S. 3548). Read the... Read More...
Legislative Session Shuts Down Amid Coronavirus Fears
03.15.20
The Iowa Legislature announced session will be suspended for at least 30 days.  That means legislators will not be at the Capitol until at least... Read More...
Key Bills Stalled on House Calendar
03.05.20
Two bills that are supported by Disbility Rights Iowa and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council survived the first legislative deadline two... Read More...
JOIN US! Monthly Advocacy Calls
12.30.19
This year, we will be hosting monthly call-ins to give advocates with disabilities a chance to ask questions about the issues being discussed at the... 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 from the White House and Congress to your State Capitol and County Courthouse need to know your story, so they can make informed decisions. Now more than ever, it is important for Iowans with disabilities and their famiiy members to take action.

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