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Informed Choice Iowa is hosting another rally at the Capitol. The group put on the Iowa Freedom Rally last June, and will host Freedom Rally 2.0 on Monday, Jan. 11 — the first day legislators return to session.
“Freedom Rally 2.0 builds on the Freedom Rally held on the Capitol steps last June,” said Brei Johnson, president of Informed Choice Iowa. “Iowans are upset about these emergency powers overriding their constitutionally protected freedoms and are appalled at the unelected state departments and bureaucrats dictating their livelihoods. Iowans are coming together to show their elected officials they want swift legislative action.”
The rally will begin at 9 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to greet legislators as they enter the building. Legislators are likely to start their initial meeting at 10 a.m. and that is expected to wrap up at 11 a.m. Legislators will be invited to speak after that meeting concludes. Rally organizers anticipate wrapping up after their speeches around 12:30 p.m.
On the Facebook page, the group explains who the protest is for and why it is taking place:
Iowans sick and tired of our constitutionally protected freedoms being trampled on all in the name of “public health.”
Iowa Employers who have been the “whipping boy” for unconstitutional mandates and public harassment if they dare to operate according to their personal convictions.
Business who have been jerked around this year and forced to open and close at the whim of bureaucrats.
Individuals who feel a mask mandate could just as easily lead to a vaccine mandate, all in the name of “public health.”
Individuals who feel bullied and segregated from society because they are healthy and want equal access to daily essentials and business services.
Churches wanting to encourage their congregations to rise above fear and ensure their right to gather is protected.
Parents who want their kids back in school learning and living a normal life with their friends.
Individuals who reject the MSM narrative and choose to breathe fresh air and live a
life without fear.
Iowans who are concerned with the other personal health needs that are not being considered by our public health department (i.e. depression, suicide, isolation, etc.)