Student Day at the Capitol


Online registration for Student Day at the Capitol is OPEN! Click here to register.

Join us on March 12, 2020 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 March 12, 2020, 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.

This is a FREE event and student must register to attend. 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 is open! Click here to register. If you plan to attend and have questions about the event, please email

If you cannot attend this important day, email 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!

Online registration for Student Day at the Capitol is OPEN! Click here to register.

Student Day at the Capitol Agenda

8:00-9:00AM – Registration & Breakfast Items
9:00-11:30AM – Advocacy Training and Special Guest Speakers!
11:30-12:00PM – Lunch
12:00-12:20PM – March to the Capitol
12:20-12:30PM – Rally in the Rotunda
12:30-1:00PM – Press Conference
1:00-3:30PM – Tour of the Iowa Capitol and meet with legislators


Iowa Historical Museum
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Click here to access Google Maps!

Students can be dropped off directly under the State Historical Museum’s portico at the Locust Street entrance. If you are traveling from Interstate 235, please exit on East 6th Street. Continue southbound on East 6th Street and turn left on East Locust Street. On your immediate left is the State Historical Building of Iowa, where the advocacy training is being held.

Street parking on Pennsylvania Ave., East Locust St., and East Grand Ave. are metered.
A public parking garage is located across East Grand Ave. from the Historical Museum at 628 East Grand Ave.

Please take time to review these documents identifying legislative priorities and stances for our elected representatives:

Iowa Democratic Party Platform Language PDF

Republican Party of Iowa Platform Language PDF

If you have any questions regarding these documents, please reach out to Damian Thompson at,