Legislative Forums are a productive way to learn if your legislator will support bicycle and traffic safety issues that are important to you. These forums are usually under-attended by the same people. If you and your bicycling friends show up, you can be a block that they cannot ignore. You can ask questions about their positions and ask directly for them to support your issues. Unlike email or letters, they usually have to respond to your comments.
1. Do a little research. Check out our policy and legislative page for more information.
2. Be polite. Never be mean.
3. Ask if they are willing to support a specific issue. e.g. Will you support standard penalties for traffic and bike crashes?
4. If there are questions and you don’t know the answer, don’t guess. Follow up at a later time when you can find the answer.
5. Thank them for their service and be appreciative of their time.
The following legislative forums are scheduled. PLEASE RSVP ON THE FORM BELOW.
- 3/25/2022 12:00-1:30 PM Legislative Roundtable- Council Bluffs Area Legislators Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51503 https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/cb-legislative-reception-2349?calendarMonth=2022-02-01
- 3/25/2022 2:00-3:15 PM Legislative Forum- Iowa City Area Legislators New Riverside Theater, 121 E. College St., Iowa City, IA 52240
- 3/25/2022 4:30-6:30 PM Legislative Forum- Black Hawk/Bremer Counties Area Legislators Virtual Event – see link for attendance https://www.facebook.com/events/441176530876334/
- 3/26/2022 8:00-9:30 AM Eggs & Issues- Rock Rapids Sen Rowley and Rep Willis Frontier Bank, 301 First Ave., Rock Rapids, IA 51246
- 3/26/2022 9:30-11:00 AM Legislative Forum- Iowa City Area Legislators Assembly Room of Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52577 https://www.facebook.com/events/604357954005585
- 3/26/2022 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM March Talk with Officials- Urbandale Sen Zaun, Rep Forbes and Rep Andrews Urbandale Chamber Office, 2830 100th St., Ste. 110, Urbandale, IA 50322