Iowa no longer is the only state in the country to permanently and for life ban its citizens from voting following any felony conviction. Finally, tens of thousands of Iowans can now fully participate in our communities.
Jeremiah Chapman, a Charles City High School baseball player, was taunted with racist comments during an away game at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. He was repeatedly called, "Colin," presumably in reference to Colin Kaepernick.
Each legislative session has its challenges, but the 2020 session had more than its share. After its usual start in January, the Legislature suspended in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reconvened in mid-June, met for 10 days, and then adjourned for the year.
A criminal record shouldn't define someone's entire existence.
A recent law that would have made it significantly harder for many people to get an abortion has been temporarily blocked in Iowa district court.
It’s nearly impossible to socially distance in prison and jail, so as the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect Iowans in March, the ACLU and 25 other organizations