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ACLU of Iowa Communications Director Veronica Fowler

April 30, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa — Do you know an awe-inspiring young person who has been an advocate for civil liberties in Iowa? Consider nominating them for the Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award. It carries a $500 cash prize and is given by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2019.
The Mannheimer Award recognizes a remarkable young Iowan or group of young Iowans aged 14 to 19 who have a record of defending civil liberties, such as:
  • Free speech and free expression
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Immigrants’ rights
  • Racial justice
  • Gender equality
  • Bullying
  • Religious freedom
  • Disability rights
A person may be nominated by anyone familiar with that young person’s accomplishments. The nomination form and more information can be found here.
The ACLU of Iowa is a private, non-partisan organization that fights to advance civil liberties for all. It is the state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU prides itself in upholding everyone’s civil liberties, no matter who they are or what they believe. We work to assure the rights of all Iowans—from atheists to devout Christians, from labor unions to businesspeople and more—to make sure the constitutional rights of all are preserved. For more information, please go to