Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week.
Start local by getting to know your county supervisors and city council
City Hall (410 E Washington St) — Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center (935 Second St SW, Cedar Rapids) — Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m.
Johnson County Administration Building (913 S Dubuque St, Iowa City) — Thursday, March 23 at 9 a.m.
Get involved with a political party
Linn County Republicans meeting
Longbranch Hotel (90 Twixt Town Rd, Cedar Rapids) — Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
See what the Republican party is up to in Linn County and how you can help.
Hiawatha Community Center (101 Emmons St) — Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Come early to this one if you like, at 6 p.m. for a meeting of the Disability Caucus or at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.
Room 900, Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Center (1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha) — Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m.
Let the Democratic Party know how you feel about the last election and the way forward at this listening post.
Iowa City Public Library — Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m.
Learn about the Green Party and how you can get involved at a local meeting.
Get the tools to lobby your legislators — and put them to use!
Iowa City Public Library — Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
Find out what’s going on with education policy and how you can get involved in the fight to preserve and support public schools with non-profit organization Iowans for Public Education.
Room 332, North Hall (20 W Davenport St, Iowa City) — Wednesday, March 22 at 12 p.m.
Join the University of Iowa School of Social Work for a teach-in on lobbying elected officials. Speakers include Sergio Irun A-wan of the Center for Worker Justice and Tammy Nyden of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
South Slope Community Center (980 N Front St, North Liberty) — Saturday, March 25 at 9:30 a.m.
The League of Women Voters invites the public to engage with Johnson County legislators on topics such as labor, the ACLU and affordable housing at this town hall meeting.
Coralville Public Library — Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Learn to be effective at town halls and other public events at this workshop hosted by Indivisible Iowa. Please do not park in the two rows closest to the library if you attend.
Learn to be effective in the fight for racial justice
CDE Multipurpose Room, University Capitol Centre, Old Capitol Mall — Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel (210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City) — Friday, March 24 at 7:30 a.m.
A multidisciplinary conference with panels, breakout sessions and renowned anti-racism activist and teacher Jane Elliot, aimed at examining and fight racial bias in individuals and environments. Cost is $35. The event runs 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; registration begins at 7 a.m. Attendees park free in Iowa City ramps.
Stand up for freedom of religion and against hate toward Iowa Muslims
Mother Mosque of America (1335 9th St NW, Cedar Rapids) — Sunday, March 26 at 2:45 p.m.
Join Iowans of all faiths to create a human circle around Mother Mosque of America, the longest-standing mosque in North America. In the wake of a recent increase in acts of bigotry toward Iowa Muslims, help send a message of love, respect and solidarity. Religious leaders are encouraged to wear clothing that reflects their religion.
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