Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

ACLU Co-Sponsors “Let’s Talk About Marijuana”

Come hear from the former head of the Baltimore PD Narcotics Division and current ED of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Neill Franklin, discuss how ending marijuana prohibition is a positive step towards police accountability and a necessary exit strategy from our failed and racially-biased war on drugs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cleo Parker Robinson Studio, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, Colorado 80205

Hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance
Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Colorado, NAACP Colorado State/State Area Conference, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, and the Colorado Progressive Coalition

Other speakers will include:

Art Way, Colorado Manager, Drug Policy Alliance
Brian Vicente, Director, Sensible Colorado
Hans Meyer, Attorney and Immigrant Rights Activist
Dr. Erika Joye, PhD, NCSP, Child and School Psychologist

Free food, books and childcare provided

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about the growing momentum to end marijuana prohibition in Colorado and how this will positively impact our communities.

Some of the questions that will be addressed include:
— How has marijuana prohibition detrimentally impacted communities of color?
— What are the costs of marijuana prohibition?
— How would taxation and legal regulation of marijuana save money and free up our limited criminal justice resources?
— What are the medical applications of marijuana?
— How would ending marijuana prohibition benefit
public health?

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