Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.
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 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
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
ACLU of Colorado Statement on the Revised “Sit-Lie” Ordinance in Colorado Springs
1/11/15 DENVER – At a work session this afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council will re-visit 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 on curbs and sidewalks downtown. The proposal has been re-titled the “Pedestrian Access Act.” The ACLU of Colorado issued the following statement: “The ACLU of Colorado opposes any new laws that make it a crime to use public spaces, especially.... | Read More
ACLU Remembers Bruce Sattler – One of the Foremost Advocates for Civil Rights in Colorado
Join us for a Celebration of Bruce’s Life on Saturday, February 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Parkhill United Church of Christ, 2600 Leyden St. Bruce Weimer Sattler died Dec. 2 of complications following surgery for pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by the love of his life and partner for 42 years, Martha Earle Sattler, who died earlier this year on June 7. Bruce is survived by his loving sister Marylee Caldwell (husband Jim), and his adored niece, Tracy. He also left behind his dog Harry S..... | Read More
ACLU Comment on Colorado Springs Social Media Post
The ACLU of Colorado does not condone the recent personal Facebook post of regional volunteer Loring Wirbel. The ACLU of Colorado is a nonpartisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or parties. We have proudly spent decades fighting for the rights of all Coloradans, regardless of political affiliation, to vote and to freely participate in the political process. Our members, supporters, and volunteers are free to express their own personal views and opinions in their personal lives..... | Read More
ACLU Comment on Donald Trump’s Call to Ban Muslims From Entering United States
12/8/15 NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union admonished Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his call to bar Muslims from entering the United States. ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said: "Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering our country based solely on their faith is blatantly unlawful and fundamentally un-American. We are a nation of immigrants, many of whom came to this country to escape prejudice and discrimination. We urge all of our political.... | Read More