Key Civil Liberties Issues in the 2020 Iowa Legislative Session

Each year, hundreds of pieces of legislation are introduced in the Iowa Legislature. Last year alone, we monitored approximately 150 bills, demonstrating the vast impact that civil liberties have in our state.

Here are some of the key issues we're facing in the 2020 session.

January 9, 2020

Iowa is the Only State with Lifetime Felony Disenfranchisement

With the change in Kentucky's felony disenfranchisement law, Iowa now is the only state left in the country that permanently strips people with a felony conviction of their right to vote. It is the most harsh and destructive such law in the country.

December 17, 2019
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