YP Day at the Capitol

Join young professionals from across the state on March 21st from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the State Capitol. This is an unique opportunity to engage with our legislators the issues we believe are important to young professionals throughout Iowa.

  • 1:00 p.m. - Capitol tour Or Advocacy 101 workshop (optional) 

    Capitol Tour: meet at the tour desk, ground floor center rotunda
    Advocacy 101 Workshop: Room 304

    Erin Cubit
    Director of Government Relations, Iowa Hospital Association
  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Address from Lt. Governor Adam Gregg
  • 2:15 p.m. - Statewide Issues Panel

    Confirmed Panelists:

    Mark Joyce
    Registered Lobbyist - Joyce Consulting

    Rob Barron
    Des Moines School Board Member

    Andrea Woodard
    Greater Des Moines Partnership

    Dir. Beth Townsend
    Iowa Workforce Development

    Topics to be Discussed:
    Budget concerns/corporate tax breaks
    School safety and funding
    Water Quality
    Growth outside of Central Iowa & Future Ready Iowa
  • 3:15 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 p.m. - Engaging YPs in Politics

    Confirmed Panelists:
    Scott Raecker

    Director of The Ray Center at Drake University

    Mayor Sara Kurovski
    City of Pleasant Hill

    Councilmember Josh Mandelbaum
    City of Des Moines

    Topics to be Discussed:
    Civility in Politics
    Encouraging YPs to engage in local politics
    Making running for office more attractive/affordable for young people
  • 4:30 p.m. - Debrief and Next steps
    Walker McKusick
    National Director, Vote Smart
  • 5:00 p.m. - After hours at Peace Tree East Village, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 

You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to make your voice heard at the Iowa Capitol!

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