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3.8.16

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on Downtown Denver Homeless Sweeps

3/8/16 “The ACLU of Colorado is deeply concerned by the City of Denver’s approach to the visible presence of people who are homeless downtown, including today’s sweep and seizure of personal possessions in the areas directly adjacent to the Rescue Mission, St. Francis Center, and Samaritan House. “Since the last sweep of the same area on a frigid, snowy December night last year, the number of people trying to exist and survive without housing in Denver has continued to grow.  Denver.... | Read More

2.24.16

Prepared Testimony of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on the Right to Rest Act

2/24/16 Today, the Local Government Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives will consider House Bill 1191, a bill to ensure that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances or social status, have the right to rest and move about in public places without fear of being ticketed, harassed, or arrested. The following is the prepared testimony of ACLU of Colorado Executive Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on HB 1191: Thank you Madam Chair and members of the committee. My name is.... | Read More

2.12.16

ACLU of Colorado Establishes Fellowship Fund to Honor Bruce and Martha Sattler

2/12/16 To honor the memory of Bruce and Martha Sattler and their nearly 45 years of unwavering devotion to civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado, the ACLU of Colorado has established the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund. Bruce and Martha Sattler both passed away in 2015. Together, they held almost every conceivable Board and staff leadership position at the ACLU of Colorado. To keep their spirit alive within the organization, the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund will.... | Read More

2.10.16

ACLU Testimony on SB 64 – Bill to Allow Death Sentences from Non-Unanimous Juries

ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley presented the following testimony to the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to SB 64, a bill that would have allowed death sentences to be given by non-unanimous juries.  The bill was defeated. Thank you, Madam Chair.  My name is Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado, and I testify in opposition to Senate Bill 64. There are only three states that currently allow non-unanimous juries in.... | Read More

2.10.16

ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Former Professor Banned from Campus for Criticizing University

2/10/16 DENVER - The ACLU of Colorado filed suit this morning on behalf of Danny Ledonne, a former professor who was banned by school officials from the Adams State University campus in Alamosa, CO after he created a website criticizing various university administration practices. From May 2011 to June 2015, Ledonne taught in the Mass Communications program and performed video production work for Adams State University.  In September 2015, after his employment at the university had ended,.... | Read More

1.26.16

Prepared ACLU Remarks to Colorado Springs City Council on the Proposed “Sit/Lie” Ordinance

1/26/16 DENVER – This afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council will once again consider a controversial proposal to make it a crime, punishable by up to a $500 fine on first offense and up to 90 days in jail on second offense, to sit, kneel, recline, or lie down on curbs and sidewalks downtown. Prepared Remarks of ACLU of Colorado Field Coordinator Alejandra Garza to the Colorado Springs City Council on the proposed “Sit/Lie” Ordinance: The ACLU of Colorado strongly opposes the.... | Read More