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.
Groups to Deliver 1000’s of Signatures to Stop Retrial of Moses-El, an Innocent Man
DENVER: Two days after the launch of an emergency campaign to stop the retrial of Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and now faces a highly controversial retrial by outgoing Denver DA Mitch Morrissey, a coalition of community activist groups and concerned citizens will deliver a petition signed by thousands of Coloradans demanding that Morrissey end this persecution of an innocent man. “Clarence Moses-EL has already spent 28 years in prison for a crime.... | Read More
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 ranging from how to get a replacement ballot to how those experiencing homeless can vote. | Read More
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
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
ACLU of Colorado Announces 2016 Ballot Positions
DENVER – As ballots are being mailed out starting today to every Colorado voter, the ACLU of Colorado announced positions on three statewide initiatives and one Denver charter amendment. The ACLU of Colorado also created a voter information page with key dates, information on registration, ballot return, and the voting rights of students, overseas voters, people who are homeless and people who are currently or have been incarcerated. The following are the ACLU of Colorado’s official positions.... | Read More
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Racially Biased Policing in Colorado Springs
DENVER – In a lawsuit filed this morning against Colorado Springs police officers and the City of Colorado Springs, the ACLU of Colorado charged that two young African-American men were victims of the police department’s “custom and practice” of engaging in racially-biased policing and carrying out groundless, racially-motivated stops and searches. In 2015, the lawsuit asserts, Ryan and Benjamin Brown were pulled over because of their race, handcuffed, searched, and detained at gun point.... | Read More