For the first time ever, we are undertaking a highly organized “bird-dogging” of presidential candidates across Iowa. The goal is to make sure that those running for the highest office in the land are held accountable for their position on key civil liberties issues – immigration, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and reproductive rights. To that end, we’ve created the 2020 Rights For All campaign.

We’re recruiting volunteers from around the state to attend public meetings of presidential candidates and to ask them the hard questions.

This effort is non-partisan and includes presidential candidates on both – and neither – sides of the aisle, including President Trump. The ACLU won’t be endorsing or supporting candidates, but our volunteers will be asking them pressing questions about these fundamental rights and freedoms. Questions that our members want each candidate to answer clearly.

We’ll then disseminate and share the candidates’ answers to our questions so that voters everywhere will know where each candidate stands on some of the most pressing issues in our society.

Attend our campaign launch event on Sunday, March 31.

Can we count on you to join us?