One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa Legislature, and a blog that will be updated with content from One Iowa Action staff and guest writers.

“We are excited to launch this new platform to share information about LGBTQ issues with Iowans before session starts in January,” One Iowa Action Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel said. “The site provides another channel for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to fight for our rights and prepare for LGBTQ Day on the Hill on Jan. 30.”

The organization’s Speakers Bureau trainings will equip LGBTQ Iowans and allies with the skills to speak publicly on LGBTQ issues and share their stories with legislators, friends, family, and neighbors in impactful ways.

“It is crucial for legislators to hear from LGBTQ Iowans, and transgender Iowans in particular,” Hoffman-Zinnel said. According to a 2015 survey comparison, Americans are more likely to report seeing a ghost than knowing a transgender person. Speakers Bureau members will personalize LGBTQ issues and show legislators that their actions impact real people in our state.”

The following Speakers Bureau trainings were announced:

Sioux City

Sunday, December 10
2-6 p.m.
First Unitarian Church
2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA 51104
Click here to RSVP

Urbandale

Tuesday, December 12 
4-8 p.m.
Urbandale Public Library (Mtg Room B)
3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Click here to RSVP

Webinar

Wednesday, December 20
5-9 p.m.
Click here to RSVP

Webinar

Saturday, January 6
12-4 p.m.
Click here to RSVP

Mason City

Sunday, January 14
12-4 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
100 First St. NE, Mason City, Iowa 50401
Click here to RSVP

One Iowa Action aims to ensure LGBTQ Iowans and allies in every part of the state are able to access these trainings. Anyone wishing to schedule a training in their area should reach out to One Iowa Action staff ([email protected] or 515-288-4019).

For more information about One Iowa Action and the Speakers Bureau, visit oneiowaaction.org.

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