Criminal Law Reform

The ACLU of Iowa is committed to working to create an Iowa criminal justice system that is free of racial bias, keeps our communities safe, and is fair to all who come in contact with it.

Free Speech

The ACLU of Iowa is continuing its long proud history of defending the right of everyone to free speech and expression, regardless of their viewpoints.

Immigrants’ Rights

The ACLU of Iowa is committed to making sure that all people—regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, or immigration status—are treated fairly under the law.

LGBTQ Rights

The ACLU of Iowa works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals can fully exercise their rights under the U.S. and Iowa Constitutions and live openly without discrimination.

Open Government

The ACLU of Iowa works with community members and others to assure open government with the greatest transparency possible.


The ACLU of Iowa also advocates on a number of other issues.