ACLU of Iowa/Hawkeye Chapter

The Hawkeye Chapter of the ACLU of Iowa includes 9 counties in Eastern Iowa: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Muscatine, and Washington.

If you are a current member of the ACLU who resides in one of these nine counties, you are automatically a member of this chapter. It is the only local chapter in the state.

About the Hawkeye Chapter of the ACLU of iowa 

The purpose of the Hawkeye Chapter is to defend and maintain civil liberties that are central to the mission of the American Civil Liberties Union. These include freedom of speech, LBGTQ rights, personal privacy and security, student rights, access to governmental business, reproductive freedom, religious freedom and separation of church and state, rights of immigrants, women’s rights, rights of prisoners and the accused, and voting rights among others.

Examples of our efforts on a local level include facilitating the proposal of measures for consideration at local elections and ensuring that government buildings maintain religious neutrality.

The Board of Directors of the Hawkeye Chapter consists of 10 members who are elected for staggered four-year terms. Its meetings consider issues currently affecting civil liberties in our communities. Board meetings are held on Sundays in alternate months, most often in Iowa City. Meetings are open to all current ACLU members.

Hawkeye Chapter Board of Directors

President: Martha Hampel(Term ends 2021)
Vice President: Robert Givens (Term ends 2019)
Secretary: Francoise Gourronc (Term ends 2021)
Treasurer: Dean Abel (Term ends 2019)
Representative to the State board: Aleksey Gurtovoy (Term ends 2021)
Jeff Cox (Term ends 2019)
Caroline Dieterle (Term ends 2021)
Simone Frierson (Term ends 2021)  
Doug Jones (Term ends 2019)
Ashley Vanorny (Term ends 2019)

To contact the Hawkeye Chapter's Board of Directors, email hawkeye.chapter@aclu-ia.org 

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