LEGISLATURE STILL PLANS TO MEETWednesday, December 23, 2020
Many of you have asked what the next legislative session will be like. Our answer continues to be - who knows! At this point, we believe the Iowa Legislature will meet in person but leaders have been asking lobbyists to avoid traditional big Capitol Days and instead consider virtual advocacy or smaller one-on-one meetings at the Capitol or back in legislators' districts.
We expect there will be a mix of safety measures: masks will be encouraged, there will be no cafeteria and the law library will be closed, committees and subcommittees will be scheduled in ways to promote social distancing or may be held virtually, and the Capitol will be "fogged" with disinfectant each night. As with everything in 2020, we will have to take it day by day and be flexible.
To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter & Facebook (@infonetiowa). If you are ready to advocate now:
- You can plan a virtual town hall
- Attend a community forum
- Contact your legislators through email, phone, or social media.
- Consider a virtual site tour.
- Plan a telephone town hall with those representing you in the county courthouse, State Legislature, or Congress.
- Use your smartphone to make a video testimonial to send to your legislator. Get tips on telling your story here.
- Alternatively, make an Insta-Story using Instagram to share with your elected officials.
- Check out our resource page for more ideas.
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