One Iowa Action, the affiliated advocacy arm of statewide LGBTQ organization One Iowa will host LGBTQ Day on the Hill on Tuesday, January 30 to provide LGBTQ Iowans and allies with a concentrated day of action to get involved in Iowa’s political process.

“Our state has a strong legacy of equality, but some Iowans want to strip that legacy away from LGBTQ people,” One Iowa Action Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel said. “It’s critical for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to come together and show legislators that this is not an option. By speaking to legislators at LGBTQ Day on the Hill, LGBTQ Iowans and allies will personalize these issues and show them their actions impact real people in our state.”

LGBTQ Day on the Hill schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Registration and Material Pick-Up at the Henry A. Wallace Building

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: “Talking to Your Legislator” Training

Trainers:

  • Lindsey Clark, Human Rights CampaignSenior Regional Field Organizer
  • Molly TafoyaMovement Advancement Project Director of Community Engagement
  • Keenan Crow, One Iowa Action Director of Policy and Advocacy

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: March to the Capitol and Lunch

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Rally in the Rotunda

Rally Speakers:

  • Liz Bennett, first out LGBTQ woman in the Iowa Legislature
  • Matt McCoy, Iowa’s first out state legislator
  • Cecilia Martinez One Iowa Action board member
  • Aime Wichtendahl, Iowa’s first out transgender elected official, Hiawatha City Council member
  • Sophia Stone, Transformations Iowa president
  • Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, One Iowa Action executive director

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Meetings with Legislators

A press box will be available during the rally in the rotunda at noon.

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