Transgender Woman, Sondra Wilson, “suing the State of Iowa and running for Governor”
by Sondra Wilson. Updated 2/11/2023.
I graduated high school from Nevada, Iowa in 2000, and I have experienced many injustices over the years both here in my home state and abroad. Several of these injustices were performed by government officials (police officers, sheriff’s deputies, judges), and no matter how diligently I tried to find legal representation, I never could. Whether in California (where I spent a great deal of my travels) or Iowa, organizations which provide legal support for low-income citizens told me the same thing, “We don’t take fee-generating cases – find a private attorney.” However, what I’ve found is that finding an attorney with the cajones to take on government corruption is nearly impossible.
So I began dedicating years toward learning as much as I can about how the U.S. legal system works (and in which ways its not working!). I’m now particularly interested in spreading awareness about “color of law crimes” – a type of crime centered around government corruption – wherein a government agency or official uses the “appearance” (or color) of law in order to deprive someone of their rights.
As I’ve been researching, I’ve compiled much of what I’ve learned into a legal self-help website that is currently in-the-works:www.ReUniteTheStates.org. I also foundedWildWillpowerPAC 2018 in order to broadcast some of the cases I’ve faced and hopefully help bring national attention to them. Some of theses cases – here in my home state – are of particular importance to me because they’ve affected my life such a great deal.
The below PDFs detail the series of injustices I’ve experiences from government officials in the State of Iowa, and “injustices in general” performed by the Legislature and Governor which target transgender people (especially those who are in medical need) as a class.
After reading this, you should have a pretty good idea of why I’m simultaneously suing the State of Iowa and running for Governor.
Were you or someone you know personally affected by the State of Iowa’s infamous “Division 22” bill which sought to bar transgender people on Medicaid from receiving medically-necessary surgeries? Or were you affected when Iowa’s Attorney General halted coverage last year following the State’s appeal to the Vasquez/Covington case? Email [email protected]. Sondra is currently seeking to find legal assistance for this matter, and is in the process of building the suit herself.