AFSCME Iowa Lobby Day, March 9, 2011

posted Feb 23, 2011, 1:41 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 27, 2011, 6:58 PM ]
Lobby day this year will be more critical than ever.  What is happening in Wisconsin could happen here if we don't take action to be informed and voice our opinion to members of the state legislature and our governor.  See the report from last years lobby day for an idea of what it is like.  Several members and officers are already planning to attend.  Employees who will be attending, need to arrange for vacation leave or be otherwise unscheduled for their time away from work.

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is hosting all members across the state with a full day of activities to inform and enable our voice to be heard.  Here are the details:
  • Date/Times: Wednesday March 9, 9am-3pm
  • Location: Embassy Suites, Des Moines (with round-trip bus transportation to the Iowa State Capitol in the afternoon)
  • Agenda:
    • 8am: Local 96 members leave Ames for Des Moines
    • 9am: Legislative updates and information on current legislation in Iowa
    • 11:30am/Noon: Lunch at hotel (provided)
    • 12:30/1pm: Transportation to capitol and opportunity to meet with your local State Senator or State Representative
    • 3pm: Return to hotel to wrap up and leave for Ames
    • 4pm: Arrive back in Ames
  • Shared rides
    • Members can take bus or drive to South East corner of ISU Commuter Lot where we will leave for Des Moines at 8am.
      [Try to make it to the lot by 7:45 so we don't leave you behind.]
    • Contact President Andy Bock to confirm you will be attending and to arrange for shared ride.
    • Transportation costs will be reimbursed by Local 96.