Veterans Day at the Capitol – January 17, 2024

8:30  American Legion Briefing – Department Headquarters

  • Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from capitol

9:00  Visit vendor tables – Capitol Rotunda – First Floor

10:00  Veterans Day Program – Capitol Rotunda – First Floor

10:30  Locate your elected officials to discuss legislative initiatives

The American Legion Legislative Priorities

View the event live online at  the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page at the address below.
IDVA Facebook Page

Please note that you do not need a Facebook account to view the event at the link above.

Please contact your Senators and Representatives to discuss our priorities.  Contact information for your legislator can be found at:

The American Legion’s Legislative Program

The American Legion maintains a fully staffed office in Washington, DC to represent veterans in Congress on all legislation concerning veterans and their families. Additionally, the Department of Iowa has a Legislative Commission to serve as a “watchdog” on all legislation, Federal and State, that affects veterans or The American Legion mandates and programs.

National Legislation

Visit the Grassroots Action Center: https://www.votervoice.net/AmericanLegion/home

  • Sign up for legislative alerts
  • Find legislation
  • Find & contact your elected officials

State of Iowa Legislation

For Contact Information for your elected representatives: http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/find.aspx

Track Legislation in the Iowa General Assembly: http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislation/BillTracking/billTrackingTools.aspx

For more detailed information on The American Legion of Iowa Commissions and Committees, visit the links below:

Department Operating Structure (PDF)