The Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s legislative district leader program connects bicyclists with legislators who represent them. District leaders actively seek meetings or attend forums with elected officials in their areas to talk about bicycling issues.
The goal is to have one district leader for each house and senate district. This ensures a voter/bicyclist from the legislator’s district has a line of communications to the legislator.
Much of the work takes place in the fall following the November election. Local legislative forums occur during the legislative session from January to May. One-on-one meetings with legislators can take place anytime.
District Leader Job Description
The “should do” things:
Email your legislator during the session and urge them to vote on important bicycle laws or trail/infrastructure funding.
Participate in a virtual day of action and encourage people in your area to contact their legislators.
Organize a local meeting with your legislator (and optional with other bicyclists attending).
The “awesome if you can” things:
Attend a Bicycle Legislative Day at the Capitol (Feb 3)
Write a letter to the editor urging better legislation for bicycling.
Attend a local legislative forum (or virtual forum) in your area to ask questions about bicycle legislation.
The “basic” things:
Share information with your bike club, team, or friends who ride.
Share petitions with your bike club, team, or friends who ride.
Share information on social media.
For More Information:
If you are interested in becoming a district leader for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Session Calendar
Session Begins: January 11, 2021
Iowa Bicycle Summit District Leader Meeting: January 30, 2021
First Funnel: March 5, 2021
Bike Day at the Capitol: February 3, 2021, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Room 116
Second Funnel: April 2, 2021
Per Diem Ends: April 30, 2021
District Leader Update Meetings
Each Friday, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Action Fund hosts a district leader meeting online to review the session. District Leaders can join the call to learn about the priorities and share input on strategies to pass the legislation.
Google Hangout Information
Join by phone: 929-399-4520 PIN: 240 626 756#
January District Leader Meeting Schedule
February District Leader Meeting Schedule
March District Leader Meeting Schedule
April District Leader Meeting Schedule
News and Updates
We have launched a private Facebook Group for Iowa Bicycle Coalition District Leaders. Join it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ibcdistrictleaders/
Talking Points Memo: View our latest talking points memo online. This language will be updated and will refresh.