Standing Up for Incarcerated Kids in Colorado

The ACLU of Colorado is committed to protecting children who are in the care of the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections (DYC) and to transforming the culture at DYC facilities to improve the safety of kids and staff.   Read … Continue reading

Protect Patient Health: Stop the use of Religion to Deny Healthcare

The ACLU of Colorado believes that everyone has a right to receive appropriate healthcare and information. Everyday in Colorado, healthcare providers and hospitals deny care by imposing their religious beliefs on patients.  These providers and hospitals refuse to provide: Appropriate … Continue reading

Make Colorado a Civil Liberties Safe Zone

Now more than ever, we need Coloradans to come together in support of civil rights and liberties. Sign the pledge and tell your local and statewide leaders to protect the rights of all Coloradans. Colorado has a tradition of valuing … Continue reading

Death Penalty

The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in Colorado. Continue reading

Criminalization of Homelessness

Colorado communities are passing new laws and enforcing old ones that essentially make it a crime to be homeless. The ACLU of Colorado is committed to protecting personal liberty and human dignity for all Coloradans, including those who are homeless or living in extreme poverty. Continue reading

Stop Solitary

Solitary confinement jeopardizes public safety, is fundamentally inhumane, wastes taxpayer dollars, and often leaves prisoners unprepared for re-entry into society when their sentences end. The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of long-term solitary confinement, especially for people with serious mental illness. Continue reading

End Immigration Detainers

The ACLU of Colorado successfully convinced all sheriffs in Colorado to stop holding people in jail on immigration detainer requests from federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Continue reading

Marriage Equality

The ACLU of Colorado proudly fought for decades to bring full marriage equality to Colorado. Continue reading

End Debtors’ Prisons

The ACLU of Colorado worked with the legislature to pass a new law in 2014 ending the practice of jailing Coloradans for being too poor to pay legal fines and fees. Continue reading

Vote NO 67

The ACLU of Colorado helped defeat Amendment 67 in 2014, a ballot measure that would have outlawed all abortion and had far-reaching negative consequences for Colorado women and their families. Continue reading