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| October 24th, 2016

ACLU of Colorado Voting Rights Telephone Town Hall

If you have not voted since 2012, you might be unfamiliar with Colorado’s new voting laws. Did you know that all registered voters receive a mail ballot?  Do you know how to register to vote?  Or where to go if you lost your ballot? Are you a student or an overseas voter? Are you homeless or have a criminal conviction?Get all your voting rights questions answered! Join the ACLU of Colorado, Just Vote! Colorado, Let My People Vote, Mi Familia Vota and Univision for a discussion of the.... | Read More

Voting Rights | October 20th, 2016

ACLU Calls on Mitch Morrissey to Retract Misguided “Ballot Selfie” Threat

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein “The ACLU of Colorado calls on Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey to immediately retract his misguided threat to prosecute voters for taking and sharing “ballot selfies.”  Recent court cases in New Hampshire and Indiana have affirmed the right to take ballot selfies and share them, citing the First Amendment right of voters to express support for a candidate and to communicate that support to others.  Legislation in seven.... | Read More

Criminal Justice | October 20th, 2016

ACLU Wins $375K for Victims of Wrongful Arrest in Trinidad

DENVER – The City of Trinidad has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Colorado on behalf of Danika Gonzales and Felicia Valdez, two innocent women who were wrongly arrested and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit in a reckless 2013 “drug sting” where police relied on the false accusations of an untrustworthy confidential informant. The ACLU filed suit in January 2015 alleging that Trinidad detectives incentivized a confidential informant, Crystal Bachicha,.... | Read More

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| October 18th, 2016

Thanks to all who celebrated with us at the 2016 Bill of Rights Dinner

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| October 17th, 2016

ACLU of Colorado Supports Aid in Dying

This year, Colorado voters will be asked to either support or reject Proposition 106, the Colorado “End-of-Life Options Act." After “Aid in Dying” bills were introduced three times in the Colorado legislature without success, enough signatures were gathered to put Proposition 106 on the ballot.  If approved by voters, it will add the proposed Act to our state code; it is not a constitutional amendment.  The ACLU of Colorado supports Proposition 106. The ACLU has historically been.... | Read More

| October 17th, 2016

As a Civil Libertarian, I struggle with Colorado’s Aid In Dying Ballot Initiative

The ACLU of Colorado fully supports Prop. 106, but encourages all voters to carefully consider the concerns of the disability community.   I have been a staff attorney at the ACLU of Colorado for over six years and have wanted this job since I was a teenager.  The ACLU – and its unending fight to protect civil liberties – is in my blood.  Until just a few years ago, I did not question the basic premise, long supported by the ACLU, that terminally ill individuals have a constitutional and.... | 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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