The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa was the third state affiliate of the national organization. It was founded in 1935 created to fight for a worker being crushed under the weight of corporate power.
Since those early days the organization has expanded its mission fighting for concerns ranging from the rights of the LGBTQ community to voting rights to justice. The tactics used range from litigation to lobbying for legislation to community education.
On Friday, October 9, 2015, UrbanIowaToday.com (UIT) sat down with Veronica Fowler, Communications Director for the ACLU of Iowa to discuss the agency’s priorities and impact.