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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Statewide Banned Book Trivia Night on Sept. 30

The ACLU of Iowa and the Iowa Library Association will be hosting a Banned Books Week Trivia night across the state on Thursday, September 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

September 24, 2021

BLM Protesters Settle Case with Iowa Department of Public Safety

Des Moines, Iowa — Today the federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa approved and adopted a settlement in which the Iowa Department of Public Safety and Iowa State Patrol (ISP) agreed to withdraw bans that the ISP issued to 17 BLM protesters last summer, including five A

August 17, 2021