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Immigrants’ Rights | November 19th, 2015

ACLU of Colorado Applauds Governor Hickenlooper for Protecting Refugees Fleeing Terror in Syria

11/19/15 DENVER– “The ACLU of Colorado applauds Governor Hickenlooper for rejecting fear-driven governing and for protecting refugees fleeing terror and persecution in Syria. “Our freedom erodes when we trade our values for fear.  The U.S. has long been a leader in refugee protection and resettlement and needs to show courageous and bold leadership now. “As the Governor rightly explained earlier this week, the U.S. refugee system is extremely rigorous in security checks and screening. .... | Read More

| November 2nd, 2015

ACLU Wins Dismissal of Hundreds of Panhandling Charges in Colorado Springs

11/2/2015 DENVER – The City of Colorado Springs informed the ACLU of Colorado by letter last Friday that it is dismissing charges, vacating outstanding fines and sentencing requirements, and voiding warrants in 375 active panhandling-related cases. The announcement was a response to an ACLU letter from September 15th informing the City that the police department, city attorney’s office, and Municipal Court had been illegally enforcing the City’s panhandling laws against homeless and impoverished.... | Read More

| October 29th, 2015

New Smartphone App Empowers Coloradans to Witness and Record Interactions with Law Enforcement

10/29/2015 Denver - The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado today launched Mobile Justice Colorado, a new police accountability tool that empowers Coloradans to witness and record police interactions and to submit cell phone videos of civil rights abuses directly to the ACLU of Colorado, so they cannot be deleted or destroyed. Mobile Justice CO is available in English and Spanish for use on Android and iOS phones and can be downloaded for free through Apple’s App Store or Google.... | Read More

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| November 12th, 2015

ACLU of Colorado Welcomes New Staff

The ACLU of Colorado is excited to announce the hiring of Alejandra Garza de Gutierrez and Rebecca Curry, the latest staff members to join our fight for civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Alejandra Garza de Gutierrez is our new Field Coordinator. Her main focus is developing and implementing strategic advocacy, education and mobilization campaigns while working with diverse organizations and individuals to further the ACLU mission. Before joining the ACLU of Colorado, Alejandra.... | Read More

The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program August 4, 2015 | 10:30 AM According to documents recently obtained by The Intercept in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the government is surveilling the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Records from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Operations Coordination show that since August 2014, DHS officials have been trolling public social media accounts, including Facebook,.... | Read More

The Mall is for All

(This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post website at A recent article in the Denver Post raised concerns about whether enough people "linger" on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The role of the shuttles, the types of shops on the mall, and the overall environment of the mall are among factors under consideration. The focus of the article was not primarily.... | Read More



  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

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Campaign - new Death PenaltyDeath Penalty
The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in Colorado. Colorado's use of the death penalty is immoral, unjust, and expensive. The death....

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Campaign- Criminalizing HomelessnessCriminalization of Homelessness
Colorado communities are passing new laws and enforcing old ones that essentially make it a crime to be homeless. From restrictions on sitting and lying down in public....

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Campaign-Stop-SolitaryStop Solitary
Every day, hundreds of prisoners in Colorado are forced to live in extreme isolation, confined to small barren cells with virtually no human contact. Solitary confinement....

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ICE Campaign VictoryEnd Immigration Detainers
The ACLU of Colorado successfully convinced all sheriffs in Colorado to stop holding people in jail on detainer requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration....

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