Jan. 15 Schedule for the Day

Money Out, People In – Kickoff at the Capitol
January 15, 2013


8:30 am                “People’s Iowa” Wall, Social Time & Individual Lobbying– First Floor Rotunda
Re-connect with old friends, meet new ones and get up to speed on our issues.  Add your message to our “People’s Iowa” Wall.


9:30 am                Welcome, Overview of Day & Call to Action


9:45 am                The People’s Hallway
We will line key hallways to spread our message and make our presence known as Governor Branstad makes his way to the House chamber.


10:00 am              The Governor’s “Condition of the State” Speech – House Chamber


11:00 am              “Money Out, People In” Rally – First Floor Rotunda
Together we’ll respond directly to Governor Branstad’s pro-corporate agenda with our own address that calls on Iowa’s elected officials to stand with everyday Iowans.


11:45 am              Lunch and Individual Lobbying – Cafeteria and 2nd Floor Rotunda


12:15 pm              Meeting w/ Senator Hatch on Medicaid Expansion – Room 116

Sen. Hatch will explain how we would benefit from expansion and what, or who, is standing in the way.


12:30 pm              Meetings with Legislators on Key Issues – First Floor Rotunda

  •     Factory Farm Issues: Rep. Drake & Sen. Seng – Room 102
  •      Voter ID & Tax Transparency: Sen. Danielson & Sen. Quirmbach
  •      Workers’ Rights: Rep. Forristal & Letter Delivery


1:15 pm                Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) Meeting Overview – First Floor Rotunda
The citizen oversight board of the DNR will be voting on the ABI rule, which would force the DNR to take a hands-off approach to factory farm enforcement.


2:00 pm                EPC Meeting – Wallace Building Auditorium
The EPC will hear public comment on the ABI Rule and vote on the rule.


3:30 pm                Debrief, Call to Action & Adjourn
We’ll discuss how the day went and next steps. And, we’ll be joined by special guest Sen. Joe Bolkcom for closing comments.                                       

(Times subject to change slightly)


Individual Lobbying

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).




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