Know Your Voting Rights in Iowa!

Know Your Voting Rights in Iowa!

The ACLU of Iowa has put together updated materials on how to vote in Iowa!

Check out our Iowa-specific information on how to register, how to vote early or with an absentee ballot, how to vote if you’re a college student or have a criminal background, and more!

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Many Iowa Counties Decline to Comply With Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Requests

Many Iowa Counties Decline to Comply With Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Requests

County sheriffs say they won’t hold suspected unauthorized immigrants without a judge’s approval

The ACLU of Iowa has successfully worked with Iowa’s county sheriffs and has received confirmation from them that they won’t comply with ICE requests to hold people without a warrant.

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Everything We Do Depends on You!

Everything We Do Depends on You!

Make a difference with a donation during our 2014 Annual Gifts Campaign!

Help build our already successful lobbying, advocacy, and litigation programs. Your gift will make us that much stronger in protecting civil liberties today and well into the future!

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Blacks In Iowa Arrested For Marijuana At Far Higher Rates

Blacks In Iowa Arrested For Marijuana At Far Higher Rates

Blacks In Iowa 8 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession, ACLU Report Finds

Even though whites and black use marijuana at the same rate, arrests were far higher–making Iowa rank the worst in the nation in racial disparities in marijuana arrests.

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Have You Been A Victim of Racial Profiling?

Have You Been A Victim of Racial Profiling?

If you’ve been unfairly stopped or questioned just because of the color of your skin, we’d like to hear about it!

The ACLU of Iowa is collecting examples of racial profiling (materials are in English and Spanish) to better identify this problem in Iowa and to identify trends in particular communities. We encourage you to share your stories with us!

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Our Mission

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is a private, non-partisan, non-profit group that fights to advance civil liberties for all. We are the state affiliate of the national ACLU.

We pride ourselves in upholding everyone’s civil liberties—no matter who they are or what they believe. We have worked to assure rights of all Iowans—from atheists to devout Christians, from labor unions to businesspeople, and more—to make sure our constitutional rights are preserved.” More about us

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue: The Importance of Interacting with People of Other Faiths
  • 7:00 p.m.: On Wednesday, October 22nd, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a spiritual leader and well-known scholar of Jewish histo...
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
  • "The Next America: Population 2043" Town Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: The National Journal and the Des Moines public school system are co-sponsoring a town hall meeti...

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