The ACLU of Iowa statewide board has appointed eight new members to its 22-member statewide board. They are:
•Ann Bovbjerg of Iowa City. With a background in biology, Bovbjerg has been an active volunteer in the League of Women Voters as well as various school and city-related task forces.
• Nathan Handler of Iowa City. A student at University of Iowa preparing for medical school, Handler has volunteered at a free health clinic and has been an activist in civil liberties issues.
• David Hoffman of Ames. A retired chemistry professor, Hoffman also is a community volunteer.
• Judith Hunter of Grinnell. A writing teacher at Grinnell College, Hunter has also served on a number of non-profit boards involving education and political awareness.
• Alan Koslow of West Des Moines. A cardiologist, Koslow has a long history of involvement, including organizing with the March of Dimes, volunteering his medical services in international crisis, and activism in politics and civil rights.
• Joan Masover, an investment advisor in Fairfield, comes from a family with a long history of volunteerism, including her father volunteering legal work for the ACLU. She is active in Rotary and local musical organizations.
• Alejandro Orozco of Des Moines. A native of Mexico, Orozco now serves as Vice President/Community Development Officer at Bankers Trust. Orozco has also been involved in community organizing and fighting human trafficking.
• Sandy Vopalka of Indianola. Vopalka has a long history of LGBT activism, including founding Equality Iowa, and the CENTER, a LGBT resource center in downtown Des Moines.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that fights to advance civil liberties for all. It is the state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU of Iowa works in the courts, the legislature, and through public awareness to uphold everyone’s civil liberties, not matter who they are or what they believe. It has worked to assure the right of all Iowans—from atheists to devout Christians, from labor unions to businesspeople, and more—to make sure our constitutional rights are preserved.
For more information, please go to aclu-ia.org.