The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a Legislative Forum Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and will focus on education issues.
The forums provide opportunities for dialogue between the legislators and constituents in Johnson County. Legislators present information about issues they are working on, as well as summaries of critical matters before their respective chambers. Sens. Joe Bolkcom, Kevin Kinney and Zach Wahls, and Reps. Christina Bohannan, David Jacoby, Bob Kaufmann, Mary Mascher and Amy Nielsen have been invited to participate. David Frisvold, director of the Public Policy Center's (PPC) Social and Education Policy Research Program, will represent the PPC at the forum.
Co-sponsors of the January forum included Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City Education Association, University of Iowa Public Policy Center and Grant Wood Area Education Agency.
The forum will be moderated by LWVJC member Elinor Levin; Mary Jo Langhorne will serve as timekeeper.
Registration is required to participate and is limited to the first 100 participants. The public may register for the Jan. 23 Legislative Forum at this link. A registration confirmation and link to the meeting will be returned. Only those who have registered may submit questions to email@example.com.
The legislative forum will be live-streamed on the League’s Facebook page and website, and on City Channel 4. The discussion will be videotaped and rebroadcasts will be offered on City Channel 4, Coralvision and North Liberty TV. Check the websites for program schedules.
Environmental organizations will co-sponsor the Feb. 27 legislative forum; organizations supporting social justice will co-sponsor the March 27 legislative forum.
The League of Women Voters Johnson County is a nonpartisan political organization founded in 1920 and dedicated to keeping an informed electorate through education, advocacy and community events. The local League is a member of the National League of Women Voters, consisting of 50 state Leagues and 803 local chapters, and a member of the League of Women Voters of Iowa. The League continues to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 permitting women the right to vote and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters.