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PLAN A CAPITOL DAY NOW!

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After last year's crowds and demonstrations, it's pretty quiet at the Capitol.  This year is a perfect time to organize a group and have your own Capitol Day! 

ID Action will provide eight (8) Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested in meeting with their legislators and advocating on behalf of disability related issues at the Iowa State Capitol .  There are a few rules - your group must:

  • Consist of at least 10 people with a disability (no more than 20)  
  • Advocate for disability related issues  
  • Schedule a Capitol Day on either Tuesday or Wednesday now through April
  • Participate in an advocacy training at the beginning of the Capitol Day  
  • Set appointments with your legislators (ID Action can assist)  
  • Provide a written recap of your Capitol Day within two weeks after your visit

While not required, we encourage groups to do the following while at the Capitol:

  • Watch a floor debate  
  • Attend a committee meeting  
  • Meet with other state agencies  
  • Meet with ID Action or Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council staff  
  • ID Action Capitol Day Grants cannot be used to attend other organization's lobby days.

To apply for an ID Action Capitol Day grant, please fill out the grant application.  Call 866-432-2846 or email us at contactus@idaction.org with any questions. Grants are available on a first come, first served basis for eligible groups.