ISSUES & ADVOCACY

LWVIA Capitol Day

LWVIA holds a Capitol Day during the session as a forum for members to lobby for LWVIA priorities.

 

 

 

Voting in Iowa

The League believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.  (Statement of Position on Citizen’s Right to Vote, as Announced by LWVUS Board, March 1982). Find out about League voting priorities, Iowa's rules for Voting, link to the Secretary of State office, or download a Voter Registration form at the link placed here.

 

Click on the image left to find out about Voting in Iowa.

Issues-Related Links:

 

       Legislative webstie with bills, senators,          representatives, and resources

 

        (All LWVUS Positions) 

 

       About our lobby team and contact info

 

      Forum questions for League members to         ask based on current priorities for LWVIA 

LWVIA Issues Briefing

& Capitol Day

Each fall, LWVIA holds an Issues Briefing where a few Legislative Priorities are high lighted. Each February, League holds a Capitol Day, a day to go to the beautiful Iowa Capitol building and join with other League members to discuss our priorities with legislators. No pressure - even if you are inexperienced in talking with legislators, other League members will help.  

LWVIA Process for Doing a Study

​The LWVIA "program" consists of those governmental issues that the League has chosen for concerted study and action at the state level.  The LWVIA Convention of 2013 adopted the EMS Study, a study of the sustainability of Iowa's emergency fire & medical services delivery system. The Fire-EMS Study Committee has been doing research, and information will become available to Local Leagues about their part in the study soon.  For further info on the study, contact Mike Coveyou, or mcoveyou@gmail.com or click on the bottom left image.

Click image on the left to find out about the League Study Process

 

 

LWVIA Positions

The League’s state program consists of those governmental issues that the League has chosen for concerted study and action at the state level.  The program process includes the following steps:

  • Formal adoption by delegates at a state convention of an issue for study. 

  • Member study and agree on broad concepts. 

  • Formulation of a position by the Board of Directors. 

  • Action as directed by the Board of Directors. 

  • Annual or biennial re-adoption of the position.

Current Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities include Voting Rights, Education, Water Quality & Environment, Justice Reforms,  Mental Health, and Health Care.

LWVIA Advocacy Committees:

LWVIA is always looking for individuals to serve on advocacy committees.  This is an opportunity to learn from and share with other League members who share your interest.  Members on advocacy committees may be available to provide a presentation or help organize a meeting in your area.

 

Click on image left to see committees.

“We will not give up and continue to fight for clean water. . . League partnership is priceless..”

Joe McGovern, President, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation