This is it. For eight years, Iowans have waited for their elected leaders to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. Now, we have a unique opportunity to compel them to take action.
As the end of session draws near, legislators have begun their work on the state budget and continue to talk about tax reform. Let’s make sure their conservations include a 3/8 cent sales tax increase to fund the Trust. Join Iowans from across the state TODAY for a virtual day of action and call upon the state’s leaders to fund the Trust and trust the formula.
In 2010, an overwhelming majority (63 percent) of Iowa voters approved a constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, which would provide an estimated $187.5 million per year to support clean water, soil health, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. Since then, support for the Trust has only grown. Recent polling shows that 69 percent of Iowa voters support raising the state sales tax 3/8 cent to fund the Trust. Iowa voters have spoken. Now it’s time for legislators to listen.
Many legislators have expressed support for funding the Trust. Now, we must get them across the finish line. Even if you’ve contacted them about this issue before, now is the time to contact them again. We are so close. Don’t let up now! Take action TODAY and tell your legislators and the Governor it’s time to fund the Trust!