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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Iowa Medicaid Must Provide Gender-Affirming Surgery

Our Medicaid system should treat everyone, including transgender Iowans, equally and fairly. However, the state is currently denying Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery that's medically necessary. 

April 23, 2021

Cops Don't Belong in Schools

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, some Iowa schools—rightly—are reconsidering local police officers working, as employees, in their buildings.

March 22, 2021

Body Cameras Must Be Used with Strong Policies

Body cameras have the potential to provide desperately needed public oversight of police in order to curb police abuses, but their use must be accompanied by strong, clear policies to govern their use, data retention, and sharing.

January 6, 2021