Under current Iowa law, just the filing of an eviction notice becomes public record and stays on a person’s record permanently—even if an eviction filing is thrown out, the tenant wins the case, or the eviction is illegal. The consequences of an eviction record disproportionately burden Black women and perpetuate social and economic inequities for people of color. This training will prepare you to advocate for housing access for all in the Iowa legislature.
Becca Eastwood (she/hers) is the Advocacy Campaign Manager with the ACLU of Iowa. She works with Iowans across the state to protect and expand civil rights and civil liberties. Through education and outreach, Becca works to make sure Iowans know their rights and are empowered to advocate for civil liberties.