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Governor Kim Reynolds Sworn In, Picks Lt. Governor
05.25.17
It's official. Governor Kim Reynolds is Iowa's first female Governor.  Terry Branstad resigned from office after being confirmed by the US Senate as... Read More...
Governor Confirmed as US Ambassador
05.22.17
Governor Terry Branstad was confirmed as US Ambassador to China by the US Senate today (May 22).  The Governor will resign from office on Wedensday,... 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...
Session Ends!
04.22.17
The Iowa Legislature has officially ended it's 2017 session - finishing its work for the year at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.  Legislators worked... Read More...
Regional MH/DS Bills Out of Committee
04.14.17
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have passed their bills to address the funding crisis in the state's regional mental health 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?                                                      

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