As the leading civil rights organization in our state, we at the ACLU of Iowa believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do at the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.

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Iowa Juneteenth 2019

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. 

Iowa was the seventh state to officially recognize Junteenth.

July 7, 2019

The Dust Settles on the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session

The 30-day period after the legislative session that Gov. Reynold has to sign bills into law has now passed. It's a good time to evaluate the wins, losses, problems, and mixed-bag results of the 2019 Iowa legislative session.
June 11, 2019

Iowa Pride 2019

June is Pride month, this year marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan that marked the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement.

June 4, 2019

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