Join us on January 29, 2019 for the Student Day at the Capitol. For the past 15 years, Iowa Safe Schools has worked in the Iowa Legislature to pass important legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and fighting back against attacks to take away protections. Thanks to the work of students in conjunction with Iowa Safe Schools staff, the Iowa Legislature passed our state’s anti-bully law and extended civil rights to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
On Tuesday, Januray 29, 2019, students from across Iowa will have a chance to meet legislators and advocate for issues that are important to them! Policy issues we will be discussing include banning the prehistoric practice of conversion therapy, bullying prevention legislation, and fighting to ensure LGBTQ individuals continue to be included in civil rights law.
Student Day at the Capitol Agenda
9:00-10:00AM – Registration & Breakfast
10:00-11:30AM – Advocacy 101 Training with Representative Liz Bennett
11:30-12:30PM – Lunch with Senator Matt McCoy
12:30-3:30PM – Tour of the Iowa Capitol and meet with legislators
Additional information will be made available as the date gets closer. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local legislator and meet with others working on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. Online registration for Student Day at the Capitol will open later this year. If you plan to attend and have questions about the event, please email email@example.com.
If you cannot attend this important day, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will be able to meet with your GSA or student group to discuss policy. Or, if you cannot make this date but are interested in visiting the Iowa Capitol, let us know and we can help provide a tour and visit with legislators!