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 editor@aclu-ia.org or contact Communications Director Veronica Fowler at 515-207-0586.

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Victory in Ag Gag 2.0 Lawsuit

Today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa ruled unconstitutional Iowa’s second Ag Gag law, also known as Iowa Ag-Gag 2.0, finding that the law criminalizing undercover investigations at factory farms, slaughterhouses, and puppy mills violates the First Amendment. 

March 14, 2022

Eight Iowa Schools Involved in Lawsuit Sent Legal Demand Letter

Des Moines, Iowa — Today eight of the 10 schools involved in a lawsuit to protect children with disabilities with a masking mandate were sent letters from the plaintiff's attorneys, informing the schools that they are in violation of the January 25 ruling by the U.S.

February 4, 2022