Press Releases & Statements

The ACLU of Iowa has staff in Des Moines to handle inquiries from journalists on issues affecting civil rights and civil liberties in Iowa.

Media inquiries should be sent via email to or contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at 515-207-0586.

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Iowa Ban on Gender-Affirming Care is Cruel

As of noon Friday, March 10, legislation to ban gender-affirming care for minors has been passed by the Iowa Legislature and is ready for Gov. Kim Reynolds to sign. She is expected to sign the bill at any time now. 

March 8, 2023

ACLU of Iowa Announces Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award Winners

Des Moines, Iowa — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa is pleased to announce that Natalie Andrade, age 17 of Marshalltown, and Waverly Zhao, age 18 of Johnston, are the winners of its Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award.

March 8, 2023

Belin Oral Arguments Statements

The following are statements from the ACLU of Iowa and three of the clients in our open records lawsuit regarding Gov. Kim Reynold's office refusing to make available clearly public records regarding the covid pandemic for over a year.

February 21, 2023