ACLU of Colorado Hosts Open House for New Volunteers

Last night, we hosted an open house for a room full of volunteers who have signed up to join the ACLU of Colorado since the election. Here’s our Executive Director explaining how the tremendous outpouring of support over the last … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Voting Rights Telephone Town Hall

On Thursday, October 27th,  the ACLU of Colorado, Just Vote! Colorado, Let My People Vote, Mi Familia Vota and Univision conducted a Telephone Town Hall on the new voting laws in Colorado. Thousands of Coloradans joined us for a lively discussion where we answered questions … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado and Coalition Partners Question Denver Sheriff’s Budget Priorities

October 21, 2015 DENVER – As Mayor Michael Hancock prepares to present his 2016 city budget, several of Denver’s leading criminal justice reform organizations submitted a joint letter to City Council questioning the$24 million increase in the Denver Sheriff Department’s … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Statement of City of Denver’s Revision to Panhandling Ordinance

DENVER – One day after a federal district court in Colorado ruled that Grand Junction’s panhandling ordinance violates the First Amendment, Denver Police Chief Robert White ordered his officers to suspend enforcement of Denver’s panhandling ordinance. “We commend Denver for … Continue reading

Colorado Springs Orders Police to Stop Illegal Enforcement of Panhandling Ordinance After ACLU Steps In

September 30, 2015 In a remarkable turn of events, the City of Colorado Springs has ordered the Colorado Springs Police Department to immediately stop issuing citations for alleged violations of ordinance 10.18.112, titled “Soliciting on or Near Street or Highway”. … Continue reading

ACLU, Americans United Applaud Colorado Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Voucher Program Funding Religious Schools

June 29, 2015 DENVER – Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado are applauding a decision today by the Colorado Supreme Court striking down a Douglas … Continue reading

ADVISORY: 1:15 TODAY (NEW TIME!)- ACLU Press Conference on State Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Douglas County Voucher Program

June 29, 2015 DENVER –The Colorado Supreme Court today struck down a Douglas County voucher program that had attempted to provide public education funds to private religious schools.  The ACLU of Colorado, which argued the case before the Court last … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Celebrates Historic Marriage Equality Ruling

    June 26, 2015 DENVER – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that states may not deny the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout the country.  Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage was lifted last year after Adams County … Continue reading

ACLU statement on the Colorado Supreme Court decision regarding legal off-duty use of medical marijuana

June 16, 2015 “An employer has a legitimate interest in ensuring that employees are not impaired while on the job.  But an employer has no legitimate interest in worker’s off-the-job conduct that does not interfere with on-the-job performance.    When there … Continue reading

ACLU Statement on New Denver Police Policy for Shooting at Moving Vehicles

June 9, 2015 DENVER – The Denver Police Department announced this morning that it has officially changed its policy regarding officers shooting at moving vehicles.  Under the new policy, officers can no longer fire on a moving vehicle because they … Continue reading