Feb 12; IWILL Capitol Day. http://www.iowaswaterandlandlegacy.org/
On Monday, Feb 12, IWLL supporters will host “Fund the Trust Day” at the Iowa Capitol building, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines. The event will include: Check-in at 12:30 pm, Citizen advocate training from 12:35-1:00 pm, Program at 1:00 pm, and Advocates talking with legislators about “Funding the Trust” from 1:00-3:45 pm.
Attendees who pre-register get a free “Fund the Trust” T-shirt for their participation.
For more info, or to RSVP (with shirt size) visit here:
What is the Trust fund?
In 2010, 63% of Iowans voted for a Constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, a permanent and protected funding source dedicated to clean water, productive agricultural soils and thriving wildlife habitats. Years later, the Trust Fund sits empty because it requires a sales tax increase of 3/8 of a cent for funding. Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy supports raising the sales tax to fund the Trust Fund and maintaining the formula supported by 63% of Iowa voters. In a November 2017 poll, 69% of Iowans support increasing the sales tax by 3/8 of a cent to fund the Trust Fund.
Learn more about the poll: http://www.iowaswaterandlandlegacy.org/2018/01/11/2297/