Lobby Day 2021

This is not an all day event, but it is very important that we attend to show that we care about our rights as Iowa motorcyclists.

WHEN  Tuesday, February 16th from 7:00 to 9:00am 

WHERE: The Rotunda in Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines, IA. As you enter the Capitol Building you will be on the ground floor.  There is a very wide staircase towards the center of this floor.  Walk up these steps and you will be on the Rotunda level.  If you cannot manage the stairs there is very slow, small elevator to right of the bottom of the stairs.

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DRESS: This is A.B.A.T.E.’s lobby day and we encourage you to wear the biker uniform of jeans and leathers.  Business attire is also appropriate, particularly if you have to go to work after leaving the Capitol.  Whatever you wear, please be respectful.  A DILLIGAF vest patch is fine, but if you have the words spelled out please cover the last word with pins or stickers.  (Did you know DILLIGAF can also stand for Do I Look Like I Give Away Freedoms?)

REGISTRATION: 7:00am – 8:00am, Once you are on the Rotunda level just walk around the circle until you see our tables.  If you pre-register, your preprinted badge, including photos of your Senator and Representative, will be there.  If you do not pre-register, we ask that you sign in on the walk-in sheet and write your name on a blank badge.  The registration table is also where you will pick up copies of the talking points handout.

BREAKFAST SOCIAL: 7:00am – 8:15am, We provide a light breakfast for you to share with your Senator and Representative as you introduce our talking points.  While you are encouraged to discuss any legislative issues with your Legislators, please make sure that they understand that only the talking points presented on the handout are official A.B.A.T.E. positions.  A great way to do this is to give a copy of the handout to your legislator. The SMARTrainer will available for “rides” in the Rotunda also.  

PICTURES: 8:15am, All attendees are invited onto the Grand Staircase for our group picture. We would like to have as many possible, including Legislators, in this year’s picture.

GALLERY WELCOME: 8:25am – 9:00am, Everyone is invited to go up to the House Gallery.   The House is scheduled to convene at 8:30am. Please be seated in the Gallery by 8:25am.  We will be introduced and welcomed after the prayer. 

On behalf of the A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa legislative committee, thank you for your interest in A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s Lobby Breakfast