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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Moving Forward on Fixing Felony Disenfranchisement

By Mark Stringer

As the dust settles from the 2019 Iowa legislative session, one of the clear bright spots is the broad support and the leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds for changing the Iowa Constitution to end lifetime disenfranchisement in Iowa.
July 9, 2019

Red Oak Man Wins Facebook Free Speech Lawsuit

Red Oak, Iowa — The Adams County Sheriff's office has agreed to pay ACLU of Iowa Client Jon Goldsmith of Red Oak $10,000 in damages after charging him for harassment when he posted a criticism of a sheriff's deputy on his own Facebook page. It must also pay attorney's fees. 
July 8, 2019

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 Juneteenth. 

July 7, 2019

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