How to Contact Your Legislator!

There are so many ways to make your voice heard! Legislators want to know what is important to you, it helps them understand what their constituents want from them.

 

Quick Tips:

Call, email or send a letter: Just a quick note to your legislator to let them know funding for victim services is important to you.  For example,

“State funding must be maintained for sexual assault and domestic violence programs.”

“Our community needs services to ensure victims of domestic violence have a safe place to go and support to make the really difficult decisions they face. Please don’t cut victim services.”

“Without state funding, services to rural communities will almost cease to exist. This will impact approximately 800 families seeking safety from brutal crimes.”

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Here’s the bottom line:

There are discussions about the upcoming budget and some well positioned committee members are recommending a 45% cut to victim services in Iowa.  This would be 3 million dollars.

Iowa is proud to have one of the strongest victim service program networks in the country. State dollars make our nationally recognized model work. Victim service agencies cannot operate their programs without state funding.  But just as importantly federal grants require state matching funds and many cannot be used to support the operational needs of victim services agencies.  So, if we lose state funds, we will also lose federal funds.

Loss in state funds would likely be $144,000 for DVIP, but it would also impact about $300,000 in current federal funds. 

Approximately 800 victims in our service area are likely to go completely without emergency services of any kind if we lose this funding.

 

Who to Contact:

Here is the list of state legislators by County (Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Van Buren and Washington).

Cedar County

Senator Robert Dvorsky

robert.dvorsky@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)351-0988

450 Third Ave #3, Coralville, IA 52241

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative Bobby Kaufman

bobby.kaufmann@legis.iowa.gov

1527 330th Street, Wilton, IA 52778

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Norlin Mommsen

Norlin.Mommsen@legis.iowa.gov

2308- 15th St Ct., DeWitt, IA 52742

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Gary Carlson

Gary.Carlson@legis.iowa.gov

104 Deerpath Lane, Muscatine, IA 52761

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Des Moines County

Senator Thomas Greene

Tom.greene@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)750-6579

5763 Hartman Rd, Burlington, IA 52601

Capitol Phone: (515) 281-3371

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Representative Dave Heaton

Dave.heaton@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)385-9342

510 E. Washington St., Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dennis Cohoon

Dennis.cohoon@legis.iowa.gov

8151 138th Street, Burlington, IA 52601

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Jerry Kearns

Jerry.kearns@legis.iowa.gov

402 Hickory Terrace, Keokuk, IA 52632

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Henry County

Senator Rich Taylor

Rich.taylor@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)931-1568

2667 Iowa Ave, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Heaton

Dave.heaton@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)385-9342

510 E. Washington St., Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Curt Hansen

Curt.hansen@legis.iowa.gov

801 N. Court St., Fairfield, IA 52556

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Iowa County

Senator Tim Kapuchian

Tim.kapuchian@legis.iowa.gov or senatefarmer@gmail.com

Home: (515)250-7769 (Cell)

1275 – 69th St, Keystone, IA 52249

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative Dave Maxwell

Dave.maxwell@legis.iowa.gov

2171 540th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Amy Nielsen

Amy.neilsen@legis.ia.gov

168 Lockmoor Cr, North Liberty, IA 52317

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Jared Klein

Jared.klein@legis.ia.gov

1744 Keokuk Washington Rd., Keota, IA 52248

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dawn Pettengill

Dawn.pettengill@legis.iowa.gov

P.O. Box A, Mount Auburn, IA 52313

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt

Kirsten.running-marquardt@legis.iowa.gov

3515 Field Stone Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Johnson County

Senator Robert Dvorsky

robert.dvorsky@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)351-0988

450 Third Ave #3, Coralville, IA 52241

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Senator Joe Bolkcom or joe@joebolkcom.org

Joe.bolkcom@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)337-6280

1235 Oakes Dr, Iowa City, IA 52245

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Senator Kevin Kinney

Kevin.Kinney@legis.iowa.gov or kinneyforsenate@gmail.com

Home: (319)631-4667

4321 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA 52322

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative Bobby Kaufman

bobby.kaufmann@legis.iowa.gov

1527 330th Street, Wilton, IA 52778

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Maxwell

Dave.maxwell@legis.iowa.gov

2171 540th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Jacoby

David.jacoby@legis.iowa.gov

2308 Northridge Drive, Coralville, IA 52241

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Vickie Lensing

Vickie.lensing@legis.iowa.gov

2408 Mayfield Road, Iowa City, IA 52245

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Mary Mascher

Mary.mascher@legis.iowa.gov

2012 Sherman Dr., Iowa City, IA 52240

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Amy Nielsen

Amy.neilsen@legis.ia.gov

168 Lockmoor Cr, North Liberty, IA 52317

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Jared Klein

Jared.klein@legis.ia.gov

1744 Keokuk Washington Rd., Keota, IA 52248

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Louis Zumbach

Louis.zumbach@legis.iowa.gov

558 Monticello Rd, Coggon, IA 52218

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Lee County

Senator Rich Taylor

Rich.taylor@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)931-1568

2667 Iowa Ave, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Heaton

Dave.heaton@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)385-9342

510 E. Washington St., Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Curt Hansen

Curt.hansen@legis.iowa.gov

801 N. Court St., Fairfield, IA 52556

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dennis Cohoon

Dennis.cohoon@legis.iowa.gov

8151 138th Street, Burlington, IA 52601

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Jerry Kearns

Jerry.kearns@legis.iowa.gov

402 Hickory Terrace, Keokuk, IA 52632

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Van Buren County

Senator Mark Chelgren

Mark.chelgren@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (641)777-7047

819 Hutchinson, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative Curt Hansen

Curt.hansen@legis.iowa.gov

801 N. Court St., Fairfield, IA 52556

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Washington County

Senator Rich Taylor

Rich.taylor@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)931-1568

2667 Iowa Ave, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Senator Kevin Kinney

Kevin.Kinney@legis.iowa.gov or kinneyforsenate@gmail.com

Home: (319)631-4667

4321 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA 52322

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3371

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Representative David Kerr

David.Kerr@legis.iowa.gov

19798 90th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Maxwell

Dave.maxwell@legis.iowa.gov

2171 540th Ave, Gibson, IA 50104

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Amy Nielsen

Amy.neilsen@legis.ia.gov

168 Lockmoor Cr, North Liberty, IA 52317

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Jared Klein

Jared.klein@legis.ia.gov

1744 Keokuk Washington Rd., Keota, IA 52248

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Dave Heaton

Dave.heaton@legis.iowa.gov

Home: (319)385-9342

510 E. Washington St., Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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Representative Curt Hansen

Curt.hansen@legis.iowa.gov

801 N. Court St., Fairfield, IA 52556

Capitol Phone: (515)281-3221

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