Advocacy in Action

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Iowa Legislature reconvened on June 3.
This is your home for all things advocacy. Stay up to date on the legislative session by watching a weekly update with Emily Piper from the capitol, read bill summaries and then take action.
 

Bills on the Move

Read summaries of bills passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Reynolds.

Read Bill Summaries


Essential Resources

2020 Summer Advocacy Guide
We are better together—a stronger voice in advocating for the needs of Iowa students and public education. The legislative session is over, but your advocacy work is far from over. Advocacy is a year-long process, with many ways to participate during the legislative interim. This process consists of building relationships, telling the story of public education and brushing up on key legislative issues to prepare for 2021.

This advocacy guide includes background information on key issues, an in-depth look at upcoming issues for the 2021 legislative session, talking points and tips for you to use with legislators, and IASB resources that will help you advocate on behalf of your district.

Download Advocacy Guide

Latest Podcast episode

Capitol Chats: Across the Aisle with IASB
As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the REC met to revise its revenue projections and the legislature will resume their session on June 3. IASB school finance expert Shawn Snyder and lobbyist Emily Piper explain how these two events effect K-12 education in the coming months. 
 

REC update

Read IASB's analysis of the special meeting held by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) to revise their March 12 estimates to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy and state tax revenue.