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Historic Win for Transgender Rights in Iowa

A Polk County jury has delivered an important win for transgender rights in Iowa, saying that the State of Iowa was wrong in denying Jesse Vroegh the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms at work.
February 13, 2019 LGBTQ Rights

Victory in Lawsuit Against Iowa’s “Ag Gag” Law

Today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa held that Iowa’s “ag gag” law is unconstitutional. The law blocked the ability of journalists, food safety, and labor advocates to do undercover work in agricultural facilities.

January 9, 2019

Voting as a College Student

As a junior in college, I have witnessed classmates choosing not to vote because they view the voting process away from home as complicated; they do not understand what they have to do to be able to vote while at school.

October 29, 2018

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