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Many readers reached out to The Iowa Standard on Wednesday asking what they could do to help the bathroom bill continue through the legislative process.

The bill, which would protect Iowa children by requiring individuals to use school bathrooms based on their biological sex, passed a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

The next step in the process is a hearing in the full Education Committee.

The chair of a committee decides what bills are brought up for debate.

Senate File 224’s fate lies with the members of the Education Committee.

Republicans on that committee include:

Sen. Amy Sinclair, chair – [email protected]

Sen. Jeff Taylor, vice chair – [email protected]

Sen. Jim Carlin – [email protected]

Sen. Chris Cournoyer – [email protected]

Sen. Tim Goodwin – [email protected]

Sen. Craig Johnson – [email protected]

Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink – [email protected]

Sen. Ken Rozenboom – [email protected]

Sen. Annette Sweeney – [email protected]

Sen. Brad Zaun – [email protected]

In addition, an email to Republican leadership would not hurt:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Few members of the “lobby” have registered in support of the bill.

The only two organizations who have registered in support of the bill are:

The FAMiLY Leader

Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition

A number of organizations have registered against the bill:

GLBT Youth In Iowa Schools Task Force (Iowa “Safe” Schools)


Greater Des Moines Partnership

National Association of Social Workers

Principal Financial Group

Iowa Federation of Labor

The Hale Group

Iowa Conference of United Methodist Church

Rural School Advocates of Iowa

AFSCME Iowa Council 61

Common Good Iowa

Episcopal Diocese of Iowa

National Association of Social Workers

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa

Urban Education Network of Iowa

School Administrators of Iowa

Human Rights Campaign

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Iowa Association of School Boards

Iowa State Education Association

One Iowa

Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Author: Jacob Hall