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Comments on DHS Budget Due July 31
07.29.20
The DHS Council is starting the process of putting together its budget (including the Medicaid budget) for the next two years, and will be hosting a... Read More...
ACTION ALERT: Congressional COVID Relief Needs Disability Focus
07.28.20
Senate Republicans continued to hammer out the details of a fourth COVID-19 relief package, which Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has... Read More...
Iowans with Disabilities Face Danger, Isolation During COVID-19
07.01.20
The Des Moines Register featured a great article on the challenges Iowans with disabilities face during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Titled "Iowans with... Read More...
Governor Finishes Signing 2020 Bills into Law
07.01.20
Governor Kim Reynolds finished signing the 113 bills sent to her during this year's legislative session.  She line-item vetoed the budget bill,... Read More...
DD Council Ask Governor to Veto Changes to Voting by Mail
06.22.20
The Iowa Legislative Session finsihed its work on June 14; our next issue of infoNET will be published after the Govenror takes action on the 113... Read More...


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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 contactus@idaction.org, 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.