Monday, February 2, 2009

Student Day @ Capitol Set for March 4th

For the past three years, Iowa Pride Network members have been instrumental in helping achieve LGBT equality in Iowa. Through our capitol press conferences at the Student Day at the Capitol and personal stories and activism we have changed the landscape for LGBT people through the passage of the Safe Schools Law and the amended Civil Rights Law which now includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

This year, we’re marching to the Capitol to let our legislators know that we’re still here. Just a few years ago some legislators thought LGBT people didn’t exist in Iowa! On Wednesday, March 4th, we will go to the Capitol to remind them that we’re here, we are politically powerful and we want to be part of the process.

This year’s Student Day at the Capitol will be unique: We’re planning to meet one-on-one with our only out LGBT State Senator, Matt McCoy; our amazing ally Lt. Governor Patty Judge and other allied legislators—where you can pick their brains about running for political office, LGBT issues in Iowa and any other issues that are important to you. It promises to be a day of fun and networking. We hope to see you all there!


(This includes all students and adult advisors/chaperones.)

***All participants MUST bring a completed permission/release slip.***

Registration Deadline is February 25th!

Capitol Complex Map:

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