State Resources

Alliance for Iowa State

 The Alliance for Iowa State is a coalition of Iowa State University alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. The Alliance advocates Iowa State University’s land grant mission throughout Iowa while focusing its advocacy on state legislators and public policy makers.

Effective Education Simple tips to help you approach elected officials and share your message effectively.

Briefing Information on ISU Extension and Outreach (in pdf format*)  A brief summary of statewide ISU Extension and Outreach impacts.  This information can be used as support material when talking with elected officials.

Making Contacts for ISUEO  This handout is designed for copying and direct distribution to your volunteers. The information provides some basic tips for anyone who wants to talk with decision-makers about the importance of ISU Extension and Outreach's educational programs.  

Helping Volunteers Prepare a Message for Decision Makers (in pdf format*) This reference gives pointers for council members to develop a story about the importance of the local Extension program. The tool suggests local data that your Extension staff should have on hand to build facts into the message about the numbers of people involved in Extension, local impacts, etc.

Message Requesting Constituent Contact   Cut and paste-ready message from an Extension Council member  requesting the help of local constituents in making contacts with legislative officials.  This can be used as letter or e-mail.  (Download in PDF format*) 

Volunteer Message Requesting Constituent Contact   Cut and paste-ready message from a 4-H or Master Gardener volunteer requesting the help of local constituents in making contacts with legislative officials.  This can be used as letter or e-mail.  (Download in MS Word format) (Download in PDF format*) 
 
* PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from Adobe Systems.

Iowa Legislature Link
The website below is your link to State Government information including legislator names, email addresses, committee information and district maps. 

http://www.legis.iowa.gov