Thank you for joining us in amplifying the voices of our Iowa neighbors! While we may not be able to gather together and advocate in person, our mission has never been more critical. Below, you will find the tools you need to feel confident advocating to your representatives on behalf of LSI and the Iowans we are honored to serve.
How to Advocate: Telling Your Story
Our stories matter and legislators listen to them. They are moved by them. That’s why we are asking you to share your story.
Due to COVID-19, we are not meeting in-person with legislators this year. However, there are lots of opportunities to connect with lawmakers regarding LSI’s legislative priorities.
Download our scripts for tips on what to say when you email or call your legislators.
Share LSI’s Social Media Graphics
Download and share LSI’s 2021 advocacy graphics with your friends and social media communities!
Submit a Letter to the Editor
Contacting your local newspaper is a great way to spread LSI’s mission of hope and healing. Below is a template you can use to create a letter to the editor you can submit to your community publication. We recommend that all letters to the editor be kept below 250 words.
Each year, Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) lifts up hundreds of individuals in our community. And through the challenges we experienced last year, their mission to provide hope and healing did not change. Organizations like LSI continued to provide critical human services on the frontlines to children, adults, and families across the state. As our Iowa legislators return for the 2021 session, it is critical that we amplify the voices of our human services workers and ensure they have the support and resources they need to care for our neighbors who are so often overlooked in our society.
[INSERT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HERE – WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO ADVOCATE FOR LSI? IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVOCATE FOR A SPECIFIC LSI LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY, YOU MAY USE ANY OF THE MESSAGING FROM OUR ONE-SHEETERS.]
Iowa’s human services workforce makes a life-changing impact in our communities. They deserve our support. Please join me in contacting our representatives and ensure organizations like LSI have adequate support to provide their critical services and make a positive impact on Iowa families.