Moral Mondays IOWA

Moral Mondays IOWA logo is a blue state with the gold seal of the state of Iowa

Moral Mondays IOWA Mission: To highlight the moral progress at work in the Iowa legislature by discussing legislation that spans a range of progressive issues working for the advancement of Iowa values like equality, fairness, and justice.

Moral Mondays IOWA is a collaborative project designed to highlight the progress at work in the Iowa legislature. A coalition of over 30 progressive Iowa organizations, MMI proactively supports the moral good sought through policies that span a range of progressive issues and works for the advancement of Iowa values like equality, fairness, and justice.

MMI meets on Mondays during the legislation session from 12:00 – 12:45 PM (unless otherwise noted), and is held in Room 305. From the center of the ground floor, take the north hallway past the cafeteria and the stairs to find the north elevator in an alcove on the right. Take the elevator to Floor 3. After leaving the elevator, go LEFT and back around the corner to Room 305. You can also take the stairs from the basement up to the 3rd floor (it’s a long way up!) and find Room 305 past the elevator. Or, join us virtually on the Moral Mondays IOWA Facebook page.

2024 legislative session topics

FEBRUARY 26: Iowa Legislature's impact on our public schools
Melissa Peterson, Legislative and Policy Director, Iowa State Education Association

There is a lot happening at the statehouse this session, including ongoing challenges for our public education system. Melissa Peterson will share the current lay of the land with curriculum mandates, school funding, AEAs, and anything else that is critically important to our public schools and the nearly half a million students served.



FEBRUARY 5: Protecting our kids from the right-wing agenda

JANUARY 29: Why is it okay to let children be hungry?Handouts from Rep. Isenhart:
Summer EBT
Summer EBT, Take 2
Summer EBT by County
Government Oversight - Summer Food Programming


previous topics during the 2023 legislative session
Screenshot of a Zoom meeting with several people who attended a virtual gathering about current Iowa legislation in 2021

APRIL 3: Will the Trifecta have a trifecta of anti-LGBTQ legislation?
MARCH 20: Eliminate income taxes? What cuts are ok with you?
MARCH 6: We won’t be silent! Take Action! (LGBTQ bills)
FEBRUARY 27: Coming for our reproductive healthcare rights — from all angles
FEBRUARY 20: What’s up with the HPV vaccine?
FEBRUARY 13: Putting children in harm’s way — again
FEBRUARY 6: Perpetuating hate against the LGBTQ community
JANUARY 30: How many roadblocks to access food are enough?
JANUARY 20: Vouchers (emergency event prior to Senate and House votes)

A collage of multiple photos of faith leaders in favor of mask mandates and usage during the COVID-19 pandemic

AFSCME Iowa Council 61
American Association of University Women of Iowa (AAUW Iowa)
Americans for Democratic Action Iowa
Ames Bethesda Lutheran Church - Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team
Center for Social Ministry
Common Good Iowa
Corridor Community Action Network
Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace
Family Planning Council of Iowa
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund
Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Iowa Citizen Action Network
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Iowa Conference United Church of Christ
Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church Legislative Advocacy Team
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Iowa Mental Health Advocacy
Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance
Iowa Safe Schools
Iowa State Education Association
Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness Advocacy Network
Iowans for Gun Safety
League of Women Voters of Iowa
Methodist Federation for Social Action
National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
One Iowa Action
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa
Plymouth UCC Peace Committee (Des Moines)
Progress Iowa
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa
Social Justice & Reconciling Team, Walnut Hills United Methodist Church (Urbandale)
Soaring Hearts Foundation
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Des Moines Branch

Please note: The listing of an organizational name does not infer support or opposition to any particular issue or bill but is simply an indicator of the organization’s support of the broader mission of the Moral Mondays IOWA coalition.