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To contact an ACLU staff person, please consult the directory below or call 515-243-3988.

Mark Stringer Mark Stringer
Executive Director
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Staff Attorney
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Rita Bettis Austen
Legal Director
Phil Brown Phil Brown
Legal Fellow
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Sarah Conroy
Development Director
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Merril Chesser Merril Chesser
Development Associate
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Veronica Lorson Fowler
Communications Director
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Cindy Garcia

Cindy Garcia
Communications Associate
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Kylie Gottschalk

Kylie Gottschalk
Community Engagement Associate
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Ellen Simmons
Operations Manager
Email Ellen


Daniel Zeno
Policy Director
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