Advocacy & Policy
Here at the Urbandale Chamber, we believe businesses of all size have a voice, and we want to help those voices be heard. Therefore, we have compiled an Advocacy Toolkit filled with resources, references, and refreshers to help our members make the change they wish to see.
Find Your State Legislators
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Find Your US Senator
Scroll through an alphabetical list of US senators to find yours.
Find Your US Representative
Enter your zipcode to find who represents you on the federal level.
Find Your City Council Representative Save & Add To Library
House & Senate Action
Daily House & Senate Calendars
Read the details of the scheduled activities in both the House & Senate.
Voting and Elections
Register to Vote
Take the time a register to vote here (it’s easy!).
Additional Voter Information
Discover your precinct, request an absentee ballot, and more here.
Candidates for the 2019 Urbandale City Council Election
Legislature 101 Refresher Course
Get the basics with these Legislative Information Office publications:
Or visit the following links to see more on federal government information.
State Policy Agenda
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is an Affiliate of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and participates in policy discussions. The Partnership’s Government Policy Council develops priorities every year and works to gain support for those priorities from our state legislators and Governor. Throughout the session, the GPC hosts monthly briefings at the Statehouse to keep members up-to-date on the progress of our legislative priorities.
Federal Policy Agenda
Nearly 200 of the region’s business, civic and regional community leaders travel to Washington, D.C. each May to present The Partnership’s Federal Policy Agenda and promote regional priorities and economic development plans to Iowa’s Congressional delegation, the Administration and their staffs. While in the nation’s capital, participants advocate for key issues in Des Moines.
2018 Federal Agenda
- Business Climate
- Economic Development
- Financial Security
- Flood Mitigation and Water Trails
- Health Care
- Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade
- Quality of Life
- Talent Development
For additional information on policy positions for the US Chamber of Commerce, click https://www.uschamber.com