Legislative Day FAQ

When is legislative day going to be held?

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  The registration for the day will be begin at 9:30 a.m. and we anticipate the day will conclude no later than 3:00 p.m.

Where will it be held?

  • We will meet at the Wallace Building across from the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.  The street address is 502 E 9th St., Des Moines.  After an orientation, the group will proceed to the Capitol.

How many council members and 4-H members may attend the legislative day?

  • All 4-H members from 8-12th grade may attend.  There is no limit on registration numbers.  However, counties are reminded to maintain proper chaperone ratios for 4-H attendees.

How do we register?

  • Registrations should be made prior to February 1 by going to the online registration page or contacting your county extension office.

Are the 4-Hers required to be accompanied by an extension council member?

  • While not required, it is preferred to have extension council members present to help assist with the public leadership mentoring process.

May the 4-H member’s parents attend the legislative day?

  • Yes.  They would participate as an “extension supporter” that day, participating in the regular legislative day activities.

Who may transport 4-H members?

  • 4-H members should be transported by an adult who has passed the county background screening process or by the 4-H member’s parent.

What should participants wear?

  • Youth will receive a legislative day polo upon arrival. Please wear business casual or business professional attire. Business casual attire could include khaki or dress pants or skirts, optional blazers or cardigans, leather-style or dress shoes. Items to avoid for this type of event would include jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, sweatshirts.  Extension council members and parents are encouraged to wear red to represent Extension.  You will be doing a lot of walking and will be on your feet, so comfortable shoes are important. 

What should I bring?

  • Your County's Extension stakeholder report  - bring one for each legislator you plan to visit (coordinate with your county's other participants)

Who should I contact with questions?