Urgent: Iowa Senate Votes TODAY on Parental Rights

SF 496, An Act Relating to Children and Students, is scheduled for a floor vote in the Iowa Senate TODAY, Wednesday, March 22.

This powerful bill, with amendment number S-3097, will establish parental rights as fundamental in Iowa code, as well as provide parents and children with additional protections from government encroachment. 

Please contact your Iowa state senator and urge him or her to vote “Yes” today on SF 496, An Act Relating to Children and Students, with Amendment S-3097

Your message can be as simple as the following:

“As an Iowa voter, I respectfully ask you to support SF 496, An Act Relating to Children and Students, as amended by Amendment number S-3097. The vital role of a parent in the life of a child must be protected. Today is the day for Iowa’s legislative code to catch up with a hundred years of U.S. Supreme Court precedent and our Iowa court precedent to protect these rights with the respect they deserve. Fifteen states have already passed similar laws to establish parental rights as fundamental, and Iowa should join them.”

To find out why fundamental parental rights laws are so important, you can watch this short video from our organization. 

There has been a lot of back-and-forth on this language this year. We must stand together if we are going to see it pass. Please email your senator, and then forward this email to as many friends and family in Iowa as you can.

Thank you for standing with us to protect children by empowering parents.


Will Estrada


ParentalRights.org and the Parental Rights Foundation