Do you want to make your voice heard in support of public education and our schools in Des Moines? Attend events sponsored by the Community Legislative Action Team. Follow the Community Legislative Action Team on Facebook for event updates and live streams.

This is your chance to hear directly from your legislators and ask questions about education-related issues. These monthly virtual coffees combine updates from the statehouse with special topics important to DMPS students. Join your neighbors and learn more about the 2022 Iowa General Assembly every second Saturday beginning in January. The next coffee is scheduled for Saturday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and will be held virtually on Zoom. Register in advance for a link to the meeting:

Watch presentations from 2021 CLAT coffee events:
Focus: English Language Learning
Special Speaker: Pablo Ortega, Director of English Language Learners Program

Focus: Preschool
Special Speaker: Susie Guest, Early Childhood Programs Administrator

Focus: Funding for Disadvantaged Students
Special Speakers:
Margaret Buckton, Executive Director, UEN
Allyson Vukovich, DMPS Director of Community Schools
Kiersten Cooley, Community School Coordinator
Lupe Thomason, Community School Coordinator