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Legislative Portal: Legislative Tools

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Our staff, professional advocates, and volunteers and stakeholders are working all year long to advance policy to impact Iowa's environment. You can help from anywhere in Iowa, at any time. Here are a few tool to help you with taking legislative action.

Talking Points and Analysis on Current Bills

These documents provide talking points on IEC's support for natural infrastructure, flood mitigation practices, and disaster preparation.

As IEC's policy team develops talking points and analysis for active legislation, we will continue to add and link the documents here.

IEC Action Alerts

  • Sign up to receive IEC Action Alerts during session and throughout the year. We send alerts as needed about legislation or other action that impacts our goals, inviting you to take action by contacting legislators or key policymakers. 
  • You can also view any active action alerts anytime on our Take Action page. 

Advocacy Do's and Don'ts 

  • Read quick tips on how to talk with decision makers at all stages of advocating here.
  • Get tips on attending legislator forums, coffees, or constituent meetings from the Sierra Club. 

Advocacy Toolkit: LTEs and Op-Eds

This toolkit provides helpful tips on how what to include in a letter to the editor, op-ed, or guest column, along with examples and submission information for publications around Iowa.

The State Legislature Website

Legislator Look Up

Do you have a new legislator? Use our Legislator Look Up to review your state representatives.

Legislative Events

Attending events is a big part of making your heard. Meeting with change makers and law makers is an opportunity to network and show your support. View upcoming events and check out a helpful tip sheet on meeting with legislators at these types of events. 

How a Bill Becomes Law

Visit Common Good Iowa for a refresher on how a bill works its way through the chambers to become law and other helpful legislative advocacy resources.

IEC Fact Sheets and Publications

Program Priorities Legislative Priorities

Clean Energy Resources

Clean Water and Land Resources