ACLU of Iowa

Dear ACLU Supporter,

Can you join the ACLU for training on how to talk about important civil liberties issues leading up to the caucuses? Check out the trainings and RSVP on our People Power map.

There are so many issues at stake in this election.

Kids are being locked in cages and families are being separated. States across the country are creating significant obstacles to reproductive healthcare. We lock up people, including those who have been convicted of non-violent offenses, at astronomical rates. And we don't allow for those who have been convicted of a felony, including those who are currently incarcerated, from being able to participate in the democratic process.

Our volunteers in Iowa got most of the presidential candidates on the record on these critical issues. With the Iowa Caucuses around the corner, we have the opportunity to elevate the conversation and educate our communities, voters, and caucus-goers on these issues and where the presidential candidates stand so we can hold them accountable.

Can you come and join us for one of our upcoming trainings? You will learn about our campaign, be trained on how to have conversations on these issues with people in your community, learn about your rights at the caucuses, and what actions you can take on caucus day to advance civil liberties.

Whenever our next president is deciding how to approach one of these policy issues, we want them to feel accountable to us – you, me, impacted communities, and the ACLU. We want them to think about the thousands of conversations we had in Iowa and not only feel like they will do the right thing because it is the right thing, but because they see the power we have built together.

Find an upcoming training across the state.

  • Saturday, January 11, 1 p.m. | RSVP
    Sanctuary Pub, 405 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Friday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. | RSVP
    Harvester Artist Lofts, 1000 S Main St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Sunday, January 19, 1 p.m. | RSVP
    Raygun, 1028 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. | RSVP
    The Home of Holly and Andy Thayer, 3901 Mary Lynn Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Tuesday, January 21, 6 p.m. | RSVP
    Davenport Public Library, 321 Main St, Davenport, IA 52801
  • Thursday, January 23, 5:30 p.m. | RSVP
    Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701

If you are unable to make the training, we encourage you to read about the Rights for All campaign, sign the pledge, and learn about the caucus process.


Ari Fleisig & Alexandra Bailey
ACLU National Organizing Specialists

P.S. Sign the Rights for All pledge to vote to champion civil rights and civil liberties. If you have any questions, please email Ari at [email protected] or Alex at [email protected].