Next week Iowa’s senators and representatives will return to the statehouse in Des Moines to begin a new legislative session. We hope they see the coming weeks as they are: an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of Iowans who’ve endured a string of unbearable months.

Our legislators will gather in person next week - in a building where face coverings are not required. This, despite the fact that since March, many businesses and schools have adapted to changes intended to keep us safe from the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve learned how to work from home, learn from home, socialize from home, vote from home, and even support local businesses from home – most thanks to video conferencing technology and pick-up and delivery services.

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