Social Policy Students Lobby at State Capitol

Each year students in the social policy class go to the State Capitol in Des Moines to lobby the legislature. They meet with legislators, attend committee meetings and learn lobbying skills. They advocate for bills on issues such as: requiring photo IDs for voting, mental health system reform, and the placement of convicted sex offenders in care facilities and nursing homes.

2016 Social Policy class and mentors with Representatives Mascher and Anderson in the House of Representatives chamber
2015 Social Policy students at the Iowa State Capitol.
Representative Mark Smith speaking with Luther students in his office at the Iowa State Capitol.
Student Jessica Edgar lobbying Senator Michael Breitbach in the Senate Chamber of the Iowa State Capitol.