Legislative Advocacy

The primary goal of legislative advocacy efforts of Connections Area Agency on Aging is to secure support and funding for home and community based services. These services provide seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers with the independence they want and need to remain in their own homes and communities. With 10,000 persons per day in the United States turning 65, the need for these services continues to increase. It is essential for you to communicate this need and your concerns with local, state and federal policymakers.

For more information concerning national issues relating to home and community based services: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

It is important that you speak out on the issues that concern you. Local legislators hold forums on a regular basis in their communities to "check the pulse" of their constituents and to give you the updates of their legislative work.

Here are convenient links to the local forums hosted by each party of the Iowa Legislature. Be sure to attend and speak up!

Democratic House forums

Democratic Senate forums

Republican House forums

Republic Senate forums

 

Contact Information for Legislators

Federal Senators and Representatives

United States Senate

Senator Joni Ernst

111 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3254

www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 

Senator Chuck Grassley

135 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3744

www.grassley.senate.gov/contact


House of Representatives

District 2: Congressman David Loebsack

1527 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-6576

https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

 

District 3: Congressman David Young

240 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-5476

https://davidyoung.house.gov/contact

 

District 4: Congressman Steve King

2210 Rayburn Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

202.225.4426

https://steveking.house.gov/contact


Click here to find your  Iowa legislative district.

State of Iowa Representatives and Senators

Iowa State Senators

Senate District 2: Senator Randy Feenstra

          641 Second St

          Hull, IA 51239

          (712)439-1244

           randy.feenstra@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 3: Senator Jim Carlin

           43 Arlington Rd

            Sioux City, IA 51106

            515.281.3371

            712.253.4270

           jim.carlin@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 7: Senator Rick Bertrand

           1501 Peavey St

            Sioux City, IA 51105

            (712)253-7096

            rick.bertrand@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 8: Senator Dan Dawson

             213 Upland Drive

             Council Bluffs, IA 51503

              (712)256-1199

             dan.dawson@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 9: Senator Jason Schultz

            611 Cedar St, PO Box 75

            Schleswig, IA 51461

            (712)269-2178

            jason.schultz@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 10: Senator Jake Chapman

           25862 Fox Ridge Lane

           Adel, IA 50003

           (515)650-3942

            jake.chapman@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 11: Senator Tom Shipley

           2425 Birch Ave

           Nodaway, IA 50857

          (712)785-3583

           tom.shipley@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 12: Senator Mark Costello

         37265 Rains Ave

          Imogene, IA 51645

          (712)520-0303

          mark.costello@legis.iowa.gov

 

Senate District 14: Senator Amy Sinclair

           1255 King Road

           Allerton, IA 50008

           (641)870-0199

           amy.sinclair@legis.iowa.gov

 

Iowa State Representatives

House District 3: Representative Daniel Huseman

          304 E 6th St PO Box 398

          Aurelia, IA 51005

          (515)281-3221

          dan.huseman@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 5: Representative Chuck Holz

         17585 Lake Ave

          LeMars, IA 51031

          chuck.holz@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 6: Representative Jacob Bossman

        

         Sioux City, IA 51106

          jacob.bossman@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 11: Representative Gary Worthan

           5647 105th Ave

           Storm Lake, IA 50588

           (515)281-3221

            gary.worthan@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 12: Representative Brian Best

           PO Box 491

           Glidden, IA 51443

            (515)281-3221

            brian.best@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 13: Representative Chris Hall

          3246 Douglas St

          Sioux City, IA 51104

           (515)281-3221

          chris.hall@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 14: Representative Timothy Kacena

           121 S. Dorman

           Sioux City, IA 51103

           timothy.kacena@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 15: Representative Charlie McConkey

          2222 Avenue L

          Council Bluffs, IA 51501

           (515)281-3221

           charlie.mcconkey@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 16: Representative Mary Ann Hanusa

           121 Fox Haven Drive

           Council Bluffs, IA 51503

           (515)281-3221

           maryann.hanusa@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 17: Representative Matt Windschitl

            2912 Light Breeze Lane

            Missouri Valley, IA 51555

            (515)281-3221

            matt.windschitl@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 18: Represemtative Steven Holt

            1430 3rd Ave

            Denison, IA 51442

            (515)281-3221

            steven.holt@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 21: Representative  Tom Moore

          PO Box 224

          Griswold, IA 51535

          (515)281-3221

          tom.moore@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 22: Representative Jon Jacobsen

           1506 Abercorn Dr.

           Council Bluffs, IA 51503

           (515)281-3221

            jon.jacobsen@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 23: Representative David Sieck

          1710 Timber Lane

           Glenwood, IA 51534

           (515)281-3221

           david.sieck@legis.iowa.gov

 

House District 24: Representative Cecil Dolecheck

            703 North Fillmore

            Mount Ayr, IA 50854

            (515)281-3221

           cecil.dolecheck@legis.iowa.gov