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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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

Statement on Fairfield City Council and Non-Discrimination

The following statement from about the January 10, 2022 Fairfield City Council Meeting and the Letter of Intent addressing equality and fairness can be attributed to ACLU of Iowa Executive Director Mark Stringer.

January 13, 2022