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Feb 26 Lobby Day info

Postby feathhd » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:52 pm

Environmental Lobby Day – Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Members of Iowa’s environmental and conservation communities are joining together on February 26, 2013, to voice the importance of caring for this land we all love! Together, Iowans from all walks of life will urge lawmakers to provide strong state funding for programs that protect our land, water and natural resources. Participants are being asked to wear blue shirts when they are at the Capitol so they can be identified with the clean water we all want.

Where: Iowa State Capitol building, Des Moines - First floor rotunda
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

This year’s event will be especially memorable because individuals and organizations that belong to the Iowa Environmental Council, Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Alliance and the Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy (IWLL) Coalition are all planning to turn out in large numbers to support clean water and a healthy Iowa environment. Iowa Rivers Revival is a member of all three of these efforts.

Please join in any of these activities that you can:
8:00 a.m. Preview briefing at the Wallace Building Auditorium. This will include background on the movement to raise the sales tax to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund and tips for how to talk your legislators about the fund. Then we’ll walk across the street to the Capitol together.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Talk with your elected representatives in person about why protecting Iowa’s air, water, and land really matters. Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Environmental Council, REAP Alliance, and Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Coalition team members will be on hand to support you, and there will be talking points about legislative priorities available It also never hurts to bring a friend to join you as you chat with legislators.
11:00 a.m. News conference in the rotunda regarding the legislative issues and conservation funding.
All day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) you can also visit booths for many Iowa conservation and environmental organizations. (Organizations wishing to have displays should contact Matt Hauge [hauge@iaenvironment.org.])
Commit to attend Lobby Day in person and the Iowa Environmental Council will send you updates about the event by e-mail! Visit http://envirolobbyday.eventbrite.com to sign up.

Can’t travel to Des Moines? This is the perfect time to join the Council’s Action Alert Network. On February 26, IEC will e-mail you a link to contact your legislators via e-mail. It’s a great way to participate from wherever you live. And as an Action Alert Volunteer, you’ll be ready to speak out to decision-makers on a variety of environmental issues right when it matters most.

Rosalyn Lehman
Executive Director
Iowa Rivers Revival
PO Box 72, Des Moines, IA 50301
515-724-4093
rlehman@iowarivers.org | www.iowarivers.org
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Re: Feb 26 Lobby Day info

Postby feathhd » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:53 pm

You're Invited!
Iowa's Water & Land Legacy Conservation Day
Join us on February 26th at the Iowa State Capitol for "Iowa's Water & Land Legacy Day" under the golden dome. We are rallying for full funding for Iowa's Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund through a 3/8ths of one percent increase in the state sales tax.

An opportunity for constitutionally protected and accountable funding for clean water, wildlife habitat, access to areas to hunt/fish, and to protect the legacy we want to leave for future generations.

We will be meeting at 8:00 AM in the Wallace Building Auditorium on Grand Avenue in Des Moines to distribute materials, talking points and hear from leaders of Iowa's Water & Land Legacy.

If you would like to RSVP and join us on Facebook we can keep you updated on details for the event.

Details:

What: Conservation Day on the Hill
When: February 26, 2013
Where: Wallace Building Auditorium (8:00 AM), State Capitol all Day
For more info: ​iowaswaterandlandlegacy@gmail.com
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Re: Feb 26 Lobby Day info

Postby feathhd » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Friends of Iowa's Water & Land Legacy -

It's time! 2013 is the year we are aiming for fully funding of Iowa's Water & Land Legacy - the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. We have fought long and hard since the 2006 committee that started this long process, but we have a historic opportunity this year.

An opportunity to secure truly sustainable funding for:

- Clean Water
- Wildlife Habitat & Public Lands
- Outdoor Recreation
- Parks & Trails
- Agricultural Soil Conservation

But, we need your help. On February 26th please join me, and hundreds of others, in attending the Iowa's Water & Land Legacy Conservation Day at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. We will be meeting at 8:00 AM in the Wallace Building Auditorium to distribute talking points and materials before heading over to the Capitol to lobby our legislature.

As a preview, I have attached a sample newsletter article and talking points for the event. Before the event we are asking that you do three (3) things:

1. Contact your legislator and let them know you are attending, and why. You can use this link to find your legislator and contact information. Call them, email them, write them a letter...

2. Tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ about the event. Share the sample newsletter article via email. Help us get the word out!

3. Write a letter to the editor. You can find samples and links to major newspapers here.

Thank you again for your support - and we look forward to seeing you on February 26th!

Mark Langgin, Iowa's Water & Land Legacy

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Mark Langgin
Partner, Groundswell Public Strategies
515.244.3468
mark@groundswellpublicstrategies.com
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Re: Feb 26 Lobby Day info

Postby LETEMWORK21 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:58 pm

Right on
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Re: Feb 26 Lobby Day info

Postby feathhd » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:30 pm

You sure dont say much do you. LOL
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