Standing for parents when it mattered was an experience that motivated me to get more involved in the legislative process.
In the news
Speaking on why SF 496 was an important bill as it relates to age-appropriate books in our Iowa schools.
Being active at the capital, there were many opportunities to stand for truth. Here are several examples of stories that were reported!
Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Bill 2023
In a special session in July 2023, the Fetal Heartbeat Bill was passed by the House and Senate and signed into law. Although an injunction prevented it from moving forward, I was proud to be one of the many Iowans who spoke in defense of our unborn. I was able to testify in my support for the bill.
Debate on SF 496 - Parental Rights
During the 2023 legislative session, discussions with parents, teachers, school administration and legislators created bills that would protect students. This was an ongoing process during the session. I was part of a House Oversight committee to testify on the process books can be challenged at the local level and how broken the process was. Based on feedback, we were able assist law makers into crafting new policy to make the process more transparent and fair.
Teaching Gender Identity in school
SF 1187- Help not Harm Bill