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.
The ACLU of Iowa works with community members and others to assure open government with the greatest transparency possible.
The ACLU of Iowa supports the First Amendment right to freely exercise religious beliefs without government restraint and to make sure the government does not endorse any particular religion.
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.
We are working for an Iowa where all people, regardless of the color of their skin, are treated fairly and given equal opportunity in schools, the courts, by law enforcement, and in their communities.
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.
The ACLU of Iowa has a long history defending the equality of LGBTQ individuals. In 1976 we filed what is believed to be the first marriage equality lawsuit in the state. We continue to work for fair and equal treatment for all Iowans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Students have constitutional rights, too. The ACLU of Iowa defends young peoples' free speech and expression, religious freedom, reproductive freedom, privacy, freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures, and equal protection, which includes safeguards against bullying and other discriminatory treatment.
The ACLU of Iowa works to secure women's rights and to reform institutions and systems that perpetuate discrimination and gender inequality.
Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU of Iowa strives to ensure that our government respects and supports reproductive rights for all.
Protecting the voting rights of Iowans is one of the most important things the ACLU of Iowa does.
The ACLU of Iowa is deeply concerned about intrusive government surveillance and tracking. We work in the courts and in the legislature to protect the privacy of all Iowans.
The ACLU of Iowa also advocates on a number of other issues.