There are a number of ways you can work with the ACLU of Iowa to further civil liberties in our state and nation. 

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The ACLU of Iowa is looking for passionate civil liberties and civil rights advocates to join our Action Team! By joining the ACLU of Iowa Action Team, you are joining a group of ACLU advocates and supporters across the state dedicated to protecting the basic freedoms and liberties of everyone in Iowa.

Through their advocacy and dedication to civil liberties, Action Team members are a vital part of the ACLU of Iowa's work. 

Action Team members receive timely alerts on opportunities to take action at the state and local level, invitations to ACLU of Iowa events, notice of advocacy opportunities like phone banking and tabling, etc. Click here to join the team!


Fine-tune your advocacy skills with the ACLU of Iowa’s advocacy resources! These resources will help you make your case with local, state, and national elected officials. We invite you to use these resources to advocate for improving the lives of Iowans, reducing inequities, and upholding civil rights and civil liberties across the state. Check out the resource library here.

Are you interested in getting more involved in lobbying or advocacy but don’t know where to start? The ACLU of Iowa also offers lobby training workshops. To learn more or schedule a lobby training workshop for your organization or group, click here.

Please Note: As a local activist, you don’t represent the ACLU of Iowa as an organization. You represent your own causes as a concerned community member. This is critical to local advocacy. As you advocate, your voice will be stronger as representative of your community. If anyone is looking for comment about a formal ACLU of Iowa position, please contact us.


Are you interested in learning more about the work of the ACLU? Do members of your group or organization want to learn more about a civil liberties or civil rights issue? Are you looking for an ACLU staff member to speak at your event? Click here to submit a speaker request. 

What topics are available? 

  • Issue Education Presentations (ex. ACLU 101, criminal justice reform, reproductive justice, first amendment issues)
  • Know Your Rights Presentations (view topics here)
  • Advocacy Workshops (lobby trainings, letter to the editor workshops, Iowa Legislature 101)


To request the ACLU of Iowa table at your community event, click here.

If you have any questions, please email