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CAPITOL DAY GRANTS AVAILABLE.  Coming to the Capitol to see your legislators can be fun, educational, and very productive! ID Action is again offering to help local groups visit the Capitol and meet with their legislators during the 2015 legislative session. For more information call 866-432-2846 or go here.

ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE DAY.  Mark your calendars - the much-anticipated Advocating Change Day 2015 will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Space is limited to this free event, and registration is now open. You can register online here, or by calling 866-432-2846.

NOMINATE YOUR ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR.  Each year, ID Action recognizes one outstanding ID Action advocate who works to improve the lives of Iowans with disabilities. ID Action is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Advocate of the Year award.  To nominate a deserving individual, please send us a letter that includes the nominee's name, address, phone number and how they are making a difference in their community, or at the state or federal levels. Please include your name and contact information for any follow-up questions. You can email nominations to, or mail them to: ID Action, P.O. Box 737, Des Moines, IA 50303.   The deadline for nominations is March 12, 2015, and the winner will be announced at the 2015 Advocating for Change Day rally on April 22, 2015.