Jan. 15 Details to know

Helpful details to help make your trip to Jan.15 extra awesome:

 

Parking:

Parking near the State Capitol complex is scarce. We strongly recommend you check out the Capitol Complex Parking page to familiarize yourself with the limited visitor parking lots. We also strongly recommend carpooling and giving yourself plenty of time to find parking and walk to the building. If visitor lots are full, there is free street parking to the north of the Capitol. Other street parking is metered.

Or better yet, take the CCI bus. There are several busses coming from different areas of the state.

 

Where to meet:

We’ll kick off the day at 9 am in the 1st floor Rotunda of the Statehouse. You will enter on the building on the ground floor of the Capitol. After you go through security, there will be CCI greeters to point you in the right direction.

 

Lunch:

On your own at the State Capitol cafeteria. Or bring your lunch.

 

What to wear/bring:

  • Comfortable shoes, there will be lots of walking and standing
  • Show your CCI pride! Wear a CCI Action t-shirt or CCI Action colors- red, black, or white.
  • Any signs that you have that fit the message.
  • Friends! A big crowd will help send a strong message.

 

What NOT to bring:

You have to go through metal detectors to get into the Statehouse. So please leave your pocket knifes and such at home.

 

Not lobbied before?:

Click here for six quick and easy tips for lobbying your legislators effectively.

Individual Lobbying Tip :  The best way to ensure you talk to your legislators is to let them know you are coming and try to schedule a time and place to meet. The best times for individual lobbying will be first thing in the morning from 8:30-10 and over lunch 11:45-1.  Click here to find your legislators and their email (type in your zip code and follow prompts if you’re not sure who yours are).

 

What to expect:

  • You’ll stand alongside hundreds of everyday people from all across Iowa who are ready to stand up and speak out for our families, our communities, our environment and our quality of life.
  • In groups with experienced CCI Action members and staff, you will have the opportunity to lobby key legislators face to face, tell them your story, and personally ask them to take action on issues that impact you most.
  • It’s powerful, important and fun. This event is far from boring and we will definitely keep you busy. It is exciting to stand up for what’s right- and you’ll never meet a better group of people to do it with!

Any questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 515-282-0484 or cciaction [at] cciaction.org!

 

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