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Iowa PTA

NEW ADDRESS AS OF JULY 1, 2014

PO Box 10634            Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

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1380 60th Street NE #10634 Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

 

Phone: (319) 573-0049


Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

9 am - 11 am

Inquiries (phone or e-mail) will be answered/returned during these business hours.  

 

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Resources

An advocate needs good, reliable information to be effective and finding that information is sometimes difficult. A great deal of the information needed is now available on websites in a variety of places. No one website contains everything an advocate needs to know.

State and Federal Agencies
State and federal agency websites contain a lot of basic information about our government and the legislative process. The information on these websites is updated regularly and there's something for everyone.

For a list of state and federal agency websites, select one the following:

Federal Government
The National PTA's Office of Governmental Relations (OGR) in Washington, DC, has sorted through the mountains of information available at the federal level and provides an easy way for PTA members to contact their congressmen and voice their concerns for children. For information or to "take action," go to: http://www.pta.org/take_action.asp

State Government
There is a great deal of information about Iowa's legislative process, legislation being considered, and the State Capitol building at the Iowa Legislature's website, http://www.legis.iowa.gov/.

For a copy of the "Legislative Guide to the Iowa General Assembly", go to:http://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/Resources/gaguide.pdf

 

Other Education Advocates
Websites of other organizations that advocate for education in Iowa contain additional information about current legislation that may be of interest. These organizations generally have staff whose job it is to follow legislative issues currently being considered. The Iowa PTA supports many of the same issues as these organizations.

For more information, select the website address for any of the following organizations.

State Legislators
The people of Iowa are represented at the State Capitol in Des Moines by fifty Senators and one hundred Representatives. Iowa's legislators can be contacted by phone, mail, or email at the State Capitol or at their home.

To find the name of the legislators representing your area, go to:

Find or Contact Your Legislator

 

US Congressmen
The people of Iowa are represented in the US Congress in Washington, DC, by two Senators and five Representatives. They each have an office in Washington, DC, and several smaller offices within the state of Iowa.

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

 

Human Trafficking Resources

Polaris Project    http://www.polarisproject.org/index.php

Free the Slaves     http://www.freetheslaves.net/

Girls Education and Mentoring Services      http://www.gems-girls.org/

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation      http://caase.org/

What's Your Slavery Footprint?           http://slaveryfootprint.org/

The Free Project       http://thefreeproject.org/

End Slavery Now       http://www.endslaverynow.com/

International Justic Mission         http://www.ijm.org/

Love 146      http://www.love146.org/

MTVU: Against Our Will campaign        http://www.againstourwill.org/

Not for Sale       http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

Human Trafficking.org       http://www.humantrafficking.org/

Stop Trafficking newsletter        http://www.stopenslavement.org/

The Franciscan Peace Center       www.ClintonFranciscans.com