Iowa's Future Resources

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Roll Call/ easy way to contact your elected officials, along with the latest news

"The House Arts Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA). This body serves as the first line of defense for cultural interests when there is arts-related legislative action. Members of the Congressional Arts Caucus participate in press conferences in support of the arts, testify before key committees, speak on the House floor about the positive educational and economic impact of the arts, receive regular research briefings, and participate in Arts Advocacy Day, an annual event. The two Members from Iowa currently are: Leonard Boswell and Dave Loebsack.

The Senate Cultural Caucus is much less active than the House Caucus. It is co-chaired by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Currently neither of the Iowa Senators are members of the Caucus."

--Natalie Shoop, Government Affairs and Grassroots Coordinator
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

T 202.371.2830
F 202.371.0424

The Iowa Legislature

The 2013 IASB Legislative Directory Tool is now available online. Use this tool to help you find legislators associated with your school district (or others) so you can contact them to offer guidance and support for education issues during the 2013 Legislative Session. It can be sorted by school district or by legislator(s).

elementary singersMegaVote: How Congress is Voting
If you would like to be informed of key votes by your two Senators and U.S. Representatives each week, go to the MegaVote site and register. You will also receive links to send email to your members of Congress. And you will be informed of upcoming votes for your review and a chance to offer email input before they vote.

Iowa Core

Arts Education in Iowa

K-8 General Music Iowa Core Alignment (pdf)

Arts Education Partnership's Iowa Database--What are the state policies in Iowa?

Education Elements: Department of Education Director Jason Glass's Blog