As the leading civil rights organization in our state, we at the ACLU of Iowa believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do at the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.

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Unconstitutional: Excluding Planned Parenthood from Sex Ed Funding

A law passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last year would have blocked Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from providing state-approved sex education to young Iowans through two federal grants administered by Iowa state agencies.

May 11, 2020

ACLU Requests Information on COVID-19 in Iowa Prisons

Government transparency about how state officials are handling COVID-19 in our state prisons is crucial. That’s why the ACLU has filed public records requests with Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC).

April 30, 2020