Wed, Feb 15|
The Rotunda in Iowa Capitol Building
Lobby Day 2023
Thank you for pre-registering for A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s 2023 Lobby Breakfast and for being an active participant in A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s grassroots efforts to safeguard our rights!
Time & Location
Feb 15, 2023, 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The Rotunda in Iowa Capitol Building, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319, USA
About the Event
Thank you for pre-registering for A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s 2023 Lobby Breakfast
WHEN: 7:30 am – 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 15th.
WHERE: The Rotunda in Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines, IA. As you enter the Capitol Building you will be on the ground floor. There is a very wide staircase towards the center of this floor. Walk up these steps and you will be on the Rotunda level. If you cannot manage the stairs there is a very slow, small elevator to the right of the bottom of the stairs. Parking information can be found by clicking HERE
DRESS: This is A.B.A.T.E.’s lobby day and we encourage you to wear the biker uniform of jeans and leathers. Business attire is also appropriate, particularly if you have to go to work after leaving the Capitol. Whatever you wear, please be respectful. A DILLIGAF vest patch is fine, but if you have the words spelled out please cover the last word with pins or stickers. (Did you know DILLIGAF can also stand for Do I Look Like I Give Away Freedoms?)
REGISTRATION: 7:00 am – 10:00 am, Once you are on the Rotunda level just walk around the circle until you see our tables. Because you pre-registered, your preprinted badge, including pictures of your Representative and Senator, will be there. If you bring friends that did not pre-register, we ask that they sign in on the walk-in sheet and write their name on a blank badge. The registration table is also where you will pick up copies of the talking points handout.
SOCIAL: 8:00 am – 11:00 am, We provide breakfast burritos and coffee/juice for you to share with your Senator and Representative as you introduce our talking points. While you are encouraged to discuss any legislative issues with your Legislators, please make sure that they understand that only the talking points presented on the handout are official A.B.A.T.E. positions. A great way to do this is to give a copy of the handout to your legislator. The SMARTrainer will available for “rides” in the Rotunda also.
If you did not get to meet both your Senator and Representative during the social, you can try to call them out of session. Simply approach the entry door of either the Senate or the House, fill out one of the slips of paper with their name and seat (there is a chart by the door), and your name. If they are not extremely busy, they should come out and speak with you. If they are not able to come out, at least they will know that their constituent took the time to come to the Capitol to see them. If you would like help with this, please just ask at the registration table.
Again, we thank you for being an active participant in A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s grassroots efforts to safeguard our rights.