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. We can count on district leaders to share important information, action alerts, and petitions with their bike club, team, or friends they ride with.
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
A district leader should commit to doing the following:
- 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).
District leaders can go above and beyond by attending a Bicycle Legislative Day at the Capitol, writing a letter to the editor urging better legislation for bicycling; or attending a local legislative forum (or virtual forum) in your area to ask questions about bicycle legislation.
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 10, 2022
Iowa Bicycle Summit District Leader Meeting: January 29, 2022
First Funnel: February 18, 2022
Bike Day at the Capitol: TBA
Second Funnel: March 18, 2022
Per Diem Ends: April 19, 2022
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.
These meetings are optional, but often helpful. We distribute notes from the lobbyists weekly during the session and we hold additional meetings during off hours as needed.
Google Hangout Information
Join by phone (US) +1 601-748-4541 PIN: 401 975 533#