Join us once again for the 2023 Stop Factory Farms Lobby Day!
January 25, 2023
10:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Iowa State Capitol
1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines
The unchecked expansion of factory farms has wreaked havoc on Iowa’s independent farmers, water quality, and rural communities. Iowans have fought for years against the factory farm model, from opposing new factory farms in our communities to introducing new legislation to stop the expansion of factory farms. They have been voicing their support for a factory farm moratorium since 2018.
This coming legislative session will mark the sixth year that legislation for a moratorium on factory farms will be introduced in the Iowa legislature. And with a new crop of legislators in office, now is the time to educate our elected officials about the need for a moratorium, and show them just how much support a moratorium has!
We’re bringing together supporters of a factory farm moratorium from across the state to show the power and diversity of this movement. Regardless of whether you live in Iowa City or Calhoun County, we’ve all seen the damage that factory farming has done to our water, our communities, and our quality of life.
The morning will begin with with a briefing on the issue, an analysis of where legislators stand, and a lobby training, then move to the Capitol for a rally and lobbying!
10:30 am Start the day with some steaming hot coffee
10:45–11:45 am Lobby Training – We’ll prepare you with everything you need to know to effectively lobby
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch – Will be provided
12:30–1:00 pm Rally – Together we’ll let our legislators know how important this is. We’ve got some great speakers lined up. Bring signs – or use some of ours.
1:00–2:00 pm Lobbying Our State Legislators
2:00 – 2:30 pm Debriefing Meeting – How did our legislators respond?
Register for the lobby day here and get more details on where to show up.