Take Action!

Public policy is influenced daily by people like you. Here are a few ways you can take action to advocate for early childhood care and the early childhood profession!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted in this year’s Primary Election. Election results can be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.
Don’t forget to vote at General Election on November 6.


Find your Legislator: The first step in getting involved is being knowledgable about who represents you. Use this site to find your state senators and representatives.

Email Congress MembersSending an email is a great way to get in touch with your member of congress. This is an easy way to express your thoughts and concerns regarding various issues at the state and federal level. Be sure to address the problem, and outline possible solutions!

See Sample Messages

Sign Petitions: The Iowa State Education Association (an affiliate of the National Education Association) provides an updated and comprehensive list of petitions from around the state relating to education.

Vote: Be a voter! Candidates often take a stance on issues in early childhood, and voting for those candidates will help early childhood issues be addressed.

Sign Up for Action Alerts: NAEYC sends out email alerts about public policy and advocacy opportunities. 

Join Iowa AEYC: Being a part of Iowa AEYC means you support and advocate for the early childhood profession along with the organization. You will also have access to information about public policy and advocacy events specifically in Iowa.