Legislative forums (“coffees”) in your district this weekend

Legislative forums (“coffees”) in your district this weekend

Throughout the session, usually on Fridays and Saturdays, state legislators hold short meetings (or “coffees”) with constituents in their home districts. This is an important space to engage with your legislator face-to-face, raise up issues important to you, and call on them to stand on the side of the people.

Why go to your local legislative meetings?

We want to be a powerful fight-back force across the state this session. We need to be in front of as many legislators in their home districts, talking with them directly about our top legislative priorities.

What do I ask them?

  • Ask House members to vote no on this bad immigration bill that moves to the floor.
  • Will you vote against the local pre-emption bill that would lower the minimum wage for 100K everyday Iowans and gut local control? Will you support a living wage of $15/hr?
  • Will you vote no on any bill that deregulates the factory farm industry? Will you vote no on any bill that uses public money to “fix” Iowa’s water crisis? Do you support a moratorium on new/expanding factory farms?
  • Will you vote against any proposed Voter-ID bills?

Never done this before? No problem. Click here for tips on talking to your legislators.

*Updated 2/16/17* Legislative forums “Coffees” happening across the state this weekend:

Forums for Friday February 17

Fort Madison
Rich Taylor  (D), 12:00-1:30
Palms Supper Club, 4920 Avenue O

Forums for Saturday February 18


Chaz Allen (D), 10:00-11:30 AM
Altoona HyVee Club Room, 108 8th St. SW


Tod Bowman (D) 9:00-10:30 AM
McOtto’s, 100 Chamber Dr.


Michael Breitbach (R) 9:00 AM
Arlington Community Event Center,853 Main St


Legislators TBD (R), Burlington Library
210 Court Street

Cedar Rapids

Liz Mathis, Rob Hogg, & Wally Horn (D), 10:30-11:30 AM
Mercy Medical’s Hallagan Center, 701 10th St. SE


Legislators TBD, 8:00-9:00 AM
The Depot, 116 W Adams St


Rich Taylor & Curt Hanson (D) 7:30-8:30
Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams Ave

Fort Dodge

Helen Miller (D) 10:00-12:00
Elderbridge, 308 Central Ave


Mark Costello (R) 9:00 AM
Glenwood City Hall


Wes Breckeridge (D) 9:00 AM
Newton HyVee Club Room, 1501 First Ave. E


Waylon Brown & Jane Bloomingdale (R) 10:00 AM
Osage Public Library, 406 Main St.

Red Oak

Mark Costello (R), 7:00 AM
Red Oak YMCA


Legislators TBD (R), 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Eggs & Issues at Spencer City Hall in the Council Chamber, 418 2nd Ave W.


Kevin Kinney & Rich Taylor (D) 10:00 AM – Noon
Washington City Hall, 215 E. Washington St.

Forums for Sunday February 19

Des Moines

Matt McCoy (D)  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave.

Forums for Monday February 20

Marti Anderson (D) 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Grounds for Celebration, 2645 Beaver Ave.

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