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March 1 Education Celebration at the State Capitol - please attend

As you know, helping parents choose the school that's right for their child is a priority for the Iowa Catholic Conference. One concrete way you can help this year is to attend the "Education Celebration" rally at the State Capitol at noon on March 1. I know it is really hard for people to get away to Des Moines during the week, but if you happen to be available it would be a great event to attend and show legislators our support for nonpublic schools.Our partners at the Iowa Alliance for…See More
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March 1 Education Celebration at the State Capitol - please attend

As you know, helping parents choose the school that's right for their child is a priority for the Iowa Catholic Conference. One concrete way you can help this year is to attend the "Education Celebration" rally at the State Capitol at noon on March 1. I know it is really hard for people to get away to Des Moines during the week, but if you happen to be available it would be a great event to attend and show legislators our support for nonpublic schools.Our partners at the Iowa Alliance for…See More
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"Good question. There is never a bad time to contact legislators. We usually save specific "action alerts" for strategic times when we think the messages would be most helpful. Regarding the assisted suicide bill, for example, we will put…"
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 7, 2016

It was a short week at the state capitol last week with the Iowa Caucuses on Monday and a snowstorm on Tuesday. The precinct caucuses saw record turnout on the Republican side and high attendance among the Democrats. Most meetings at the capitol were cancelled last Tuesday but the rest of the week was hectic as lawmakers push towards the first legislative deadline on Feb. 19.Here’s a look at some bills we’re working on. You can click on the link to see the text of the bill and its sponsors.…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 7, 2016

It was a short week at the state capitol last week with the Iowa Caucuses on Monday and a snowstorm on Tuesday. The precinct caucuses saw record turnout on the Republican side and high attendance among the Democrats. Most meetings at the capitol were cancelled last Tuesday but the rest of the week was hectic as lawmakers push towards the first legislative deadline on Feb. 19.Here’s a look at some bills we’re working on. You can click on the link to see the text of the bill and its sponsors.…See More
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ICC Newsletter - Jan. 29, 2016: Catholic schools, assisted suicide, Iowa caucuses

Iowa Catholic Conference staff participated in a meeting held at the University of Notre Dame this week discussing strategies to increase access and improve the quality of Catholic schools. Diocesan superintendents and representatives of state Catholic Conferences from across the country took part.Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday. The theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” We believe that Catholic schools are a vital part of forming disciples of Jesus…See More
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March 1 Education Celebration at the State Capitol - please attend

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:04am 0 Comments

As you know, helping parents choose the school that's right for their child is a priority for the Iowa Catholic Conference. One concrete way you can help this year is to attend the "Education Celebration" rally at the State Capitol at noon on March 1. I know it is really hard for people to get away to Des Moines during the week, but if you happen to be available it would be a great event to attend and show legislators our support for nonpublic schools.

Our partners at the Iowa…

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 7, 2016

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 10:37pm 3 Comments

It was a short week at the state capitol last week with the Iowa Caucuses on Monday and a snowstorm on Tuesday. The precinct caucuses saw record turnout on the Republican side and high attendance among the Democrats. Most meetings at the capitol were cancelled last Tuesday but the rest of the week was hectic as lawmakers push towards the first legislative deadline on Feb. 19.

Here’s a look at some bills we’re working on. You can click on the link to see the text of the bill and its…

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ICC Newsletter - Jan. 29, 2016: Catholic schools, assisted suicide, Iowa caucuses

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference staff participated in a meeting held at the University of Notre Dame this week discussing strategies to increase access and improve the quality of Catholic schools. Diocesan superintendents and representatives of state Catholic Conferences from across the country took part.

Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday. The theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” We believe that Catholic schools are a vital part of forming disciples…

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Iowa Catholic Conference newsletter - Jan. 22, 2016

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

Not all of the political activity in Iowa these days relates to the caucuses. The state legislature is back in session as well.

Senate File 84 was considered in a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday. The bill would restrict many employers from asking job applicants up-front about criminal convictions. The purpose of the bill is to provide better opportunities for ex-offenders by preventing their job applications to be put aside immediately based on their criminal record.

Once the…

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If it hasn’t already been done, I hope you or one of your fellow Council members will take the time to set up a website (aka profile) for your Council on the IowaKofC.org website.  Website training is at http://iowakofc.org/page/website-training  Feel free to use DecorahKnights.tk as a model. 

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