Voter Restoration in Iowa
Presenter: DANIEL ZENO, Policy Director, ACLU of Iowa
JANUARY 17, 2020 — 11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines
Iowa is the last and only state in the country that takes away voting rights—for life—from anyone convicted of a felony. A proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution, HJR 14—supported by a broad coalition including the ACLU, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, the Governor, and many others—would restore voting rights to over 60,000 Iowans. We will discuss the background of felony disenfranchisement in Iowa, ACLU of Iowa's efforts to change the law, and what you can do to help in this important fight.
DANIEL ZENO is policy director at the ACLU of Iowa. He leads ACLU of Iowa’s legislative, policy and advocacy work, including lobbying in the state legislature, working with policymakers at the county and city levels, and maximizing the strength of the organization's growing network of members, supporters, partners, volunteers, and activists to advance ACLU initiatives and priorities. Prior to joining the ACLU of Iowa, Daniel represented Iowans living with low-income in civil cases as a staff attorney at Iowa Legal Aid. Daniel is a graduate of The University of Iowa College of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, and Wabash College.
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Plymouth UCC, Waveland Hall
Des Moines, IA 50312