Over 4,500 Iowans came to the State Capitol last night to stand up for teachers, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement and other workers who deserve a voice in their own workplace. We’ve never seen anything like it at the State Capitol.
While Republicans let just 38 people speak at the public hearing, Republicans couldn’t escape the message from thousands of Iowans who packed in the State Capitol and said “kill the bill.” We also got some good news this morning when one of the Republicans in the House said she would NOT vote for the bill because of the hundreds of calls and emails she received against this bill.
That means your hard work is making a difference.
Unfortunately, Republicans are still moving this bill on the fast track because they don’t want to hear from you. They’ve schedule debate for TODAY in both the House and Senate. Here’s what you can do to fight back and STOP this bill:
- Come to the Capitol TODAY & talk to your legislator in person! Senate debate starts about 3 pm and House debate starts about 7 pm.
- Call your Senator (855-790-8815) and Representative (844-332-8460): Tell them to vote NO on House File 291/Senate File 213
- Call Republican Leader Chris Hagenow at 515-281-8204 and tell him to STOP this bill. Iowans deserve to be heard.
- You can watch debate LIVE in the Senate
P.S. You can read a summary of the bill here