The ACLU of Iowa has sent letters to four Iowa cities, informing them that their "panhandling" ordinances violate free speech and must be repealed.

Such ordinances are unconstitutional because they wrongly shut down the free speech of people asking for help. In some cities, such ordinances have been used to stop people from merely holding a sign asking for money or other assistance or from putting out a container for donations.

The letters were sent to Bettendorf, Coralville, Davenport, and Dubuque. 

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Updated April 5, 2022