Find a legislative forum in your area

We assume these legislative forums and coffees are postponed due to COVID-19, but we are not pausing our organizing. Our work to build power for our communities is as important as ever so stay tuned for emails from us on ways you can take action.

Do you care about clean water? Do you want to build the call for immediate action on climate? Do you want to win universal single payer healthcare for all? Do you want to join the movement to create vibrant rural communities in Iowa? One way to do that is by meeting with your elected officials, and communicating the need for a moratorium on factory farms, Iowa’s need to expand energy efficiency programs and put pressure on energy utilities to act on climate, our need to get profits out of healthcare. 

Forums are a great place for your voice to be heard and to raise your concerns with your elected officials.

Because clean water is one of our major issues, we’ve prepared a toolkit you can use to talk to your legislator about clean water and a factory farm moratorium. 

Check out the list below to see what forums are going to be near you.

Not sure who your legislator is? That’s okay. Click here to find your legislator.

(Scroll through or try Control key + F to search legislator’s names or towns near you)

Legislative Forums

Anamosa

  • Legislative Forum – March 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lawrence Community Center – 600 E Main St.

Anita

  • Spill the Beans w/ Rep. Sorensen – March 13, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Weather Vane – 663 Main St.

Ankeny

  • Weekly Office Hours w/ Rep. Matson – Every Friday from now until April 24, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Main Street Cafe – 2510 SW White Birch Dr.

Arlington

  • Town Hall – March 21, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Viafield Board Room – 291 Main St.

Baxter

  • Listening Post – March 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Blue Ribbon Cafe – 106 W Buchanan St.

Bettendorf

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Bettendorf Public Library – 2950 Learning Campus Dr.

Bondurant

  • Coffee Chat – March 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Brick Street Market and Cafe – 114 Brick St. SE

Burlington

  • Eggs and Issues – March 15, 2020 |7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Greater Burlington Partnership – 610 N 4th St. Suite 200
  • Eggs and Issues – March 21, 2020 |7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Greater Burlington Partnership – 610 N 4th St. Suite 200
  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 |9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Burlington Public Library – 210 Court St.

Cedar Rapids

  • Coffee Chat – March 16, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Tommy’s Restaurant – 393 Edgewood Rd. NW
  • Policy on the Rocks – March 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar – 101 3rd Ave. SW
  • Coffee Chat – March 30, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Tommy’s Restaurant – 393 Edgewood Rd. NW

Cherokee

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Danny’s Sports Spot – 1013 S 2nd St.

Clarinda

  • Legislative Briefing – March 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Glenn Miller Birthplace Society – 122 W. Clark St.

Clive

  • Office Hours w/ Rep. Konfrst – March 21, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Clive Public Library – 1900 NW 114th St.

Corning

  • Legislative Forum– March 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Corning Public Library – 603 9th St.

Council Bluffs

  • Legislative Coffee – March 21, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Woodrow Wilson Junior High – 715 N 21st St.

Creston

  • Legislative Coffee – March 14, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Mealsite Creston Depot – 116 West Adams

Davenport

  • Legislative Coffee – March 28, 2020 | 10:30 PM – 12:00 PM | Madison Elementary School Auditorium – 116 E Locust St.

Des Moines

  • Legislative Forum – March 14, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Northwest Community Center – 5110 Franklin Ave.
  • Coffee w/ Marti – March 16, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Grounds for Celebration – 2645 Beaver Ave.
  • Coffee w/ Marti – March 23, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Grounds for Celebration – 2645 Beaver Ave.
  • Coffee w/ Marti – March 30, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Grounds for Celebration – 2645 Beaver Ave.

Durant

  • Listening Post – March 7, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM| Durant City Hall – 402 6th St.

Ely

  • Rap w/ Your Rep – March 23, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM| My Mom’s Bakery – 1665 Dows St.

Fairfield

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Fairfield Inn – 2200 W Burlington Ave.

Forest City

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Waldorf College: Salveson Hall – 106 S 6th St.

Fort Dodge

  • Eggs & Issues – March 28, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Iowa Central Community College: BioScience and Health Science Bldg – 1 Triton Circle

Fort Madison

  • Legislative Luncheon – March 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Palms Restaurant & Bar – 4920 Avenue O
  • Legislative Luncheon – March 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | River Rocks Bar and Grill – 709 Ave. H

Grimes

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Grimes Community Center – 410 Main St.

Hampton

  • Legislative Forum – March 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Center One – 5 1st St. SW

Harlan

  • Invest in Iowa Town Hall – March 6, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | CG Therkildsen Activity Center – 706 Victoria St.
  • Legislative Coffee – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Conductix – 1605 Industrial Parkway

Hiawatha

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Kirkwood Community College Regional Center – 1770 Boyson Rd.
  • Legislative Forum – March 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Kirkwood Community College Regional Center – 1770 Boyson Rd.

Humboldt

  • Town Hall – March 21, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Humboldt City Hall – 29 S 5th St.

Independence

  • Listening Post – March 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Em’s Coffee Shop – 324 1st St. E

Iowa City

  • Education Forum – March 27, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Iowa City School District Education Services Center: Board Room – 1725 North Dodge St.

Johnston

  • Legislative Forum – March 24, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Johnston Library – 6700 Merle Hay Rd.

Kellogg

  • Listening Post – March 24, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Kellogg Fire State – 414 Front St.

Keokuk

  • Legislative Luncheon – March 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | The Hawkeye Restaurant – 105 N Park Dr.

Knoxville

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum – 1 Sprint Capital Place

Lake Mills

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Mills Theater – 216 W Main St.

Logan

  • Legislative Forum – March 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Logan Community Center – 108 W 4th St.

Lone Tree

  • Listening Post – March 14, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lone Tree High School – 303 South Devoe St.

Maquoketa

  • Town Hall – March 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Maquoketa City Hall – 201 E Pleasant St.

Marion

  • Rap w/ Your Rep – March 30, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Uptown Snug – 760 11th St.

Marshalltown

  • Legislative Forum – March 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Fischer Community Center – 709 S Center St.

Maynard

  • Legislative Forum – March 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Maynard Community Library – 225 Main St.

Monroe

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Monroe City Hall – 206 Sherman St.

Mount Pleasant

  • Legislative Breakfast – March 28, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Iowa Wesleyan University: Chadwick Library – 601 N Main St.

Newton

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Newton HyVee Club Room – 1501 1st Ave. E

North Liberty

  • Legislative Breakfast – March 28, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Learning Begins Development Center – 740 Community Dr.
  • Legislative Breakfast – March 28, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | North Liberty City Hall – 3 Quail Creek Circle

Okoboji

  • Eggs & Issues – March 28, 2020 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Lakes Art Center – 2201 US-71

Oskaloosa

  • Eggs & Issues – March 14, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Smokey Row Coffee – 109 S. Market St.
  • Eggs & Issues – March 28, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Smokey Row Coffee – 109 S. Market St.

Pocahontas

  • Town Hall – March 21, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Pocahontas Library – 14 2nd Ave. NW

Postville

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | FreedomBank – 135 W Tilden St.

Rockwell City

  • Town Hall – March 21, 2020 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Rockwell City Library – 424 Main St.

Rock Rapids

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Forster Community Center – 405 S 2nd Ave.

Sioux City

  • Education Legislative Forum – March 28, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Educational Service Center’s Board Room – 627 4th St.
  • Legislative Forum – March 28, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Sioux City Public Museum – 607 4th St.

Spencer

  • Eggs & Issues – March 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Council Chambers – 420 2nd Ave. W

Swisher

  • Listening Post – March 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Swisher Public Library – 72 2nd St. SE

Templeton

  • Legislative Forum – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Templeton Center – 230 S 5th Ave.

Thompson

  • Legislative Forum – March 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Thompson Library – 102 Jackson St.

Urbandale

  • Talk w/ Officials – March 27, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Urbandale Chamber Office – 2830 100th St.
  • Legislative Forum – March 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Urbandale City Hall – 3600 86th St.

Washington

  • Legislative Briefing – March 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Washington County Courthouse – 222 W Main St.

Waterloo

  • Legislative Forum – March 13, 2020 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Hawkeye Community College: Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center – 120 Jefferson St.
  • State & Local Coffee Talk – March 14, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Cabin Coffee Co – 2040 Kimball Ave.
  • Legislative Forum – March 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Hawkeye Community College: Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center – 120 Jefferson St.

West Des Moines

  • Legislative Forum – March 14, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Public Library: Community Room – 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy

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