A government of, by, and for the people cannot properly function without government transparency.
That’s why the ACLU of Iowa works to protect the ability of Iowans to hold elected officials and government employees accountable by safeguarding protections to participate in government meetings and obtain public records.
The ACLU of Iowa has represented activists, citizens, and journalists who seek to uncover government misconduct and corruption. We’ve also taken a leading role in making sure that body camera footage from law enforcement is available to the public in cases that warrant it. By fighting for an open government, we are working for a stronger democracy.
What You Need to Know
- 24 hoursNumber of hours in advance officials must let the public know about an public meeting
- D+Iowa's score on a comprehensive assessment of state government accountability and transparency by the Center for Public Integrity in 2015