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News | November 14th, 2017

ACLU and Longmont Reach $210K Settlement over Warrantless Searches

DENVER - The ACLU of Colorado and the City of Longmont jointly announced a settlement this morning on behalf of four individuals, Alice Boatner, Billy Sparling, Michael Kealy, and Christine Herrera, who were subjected to an illegal search of their residences at the Suites, a public housing complex in Longmont.  The searches were conducted in May by Longmont police officers and a K-9, in conjunction with the Longmont Housing Authority.  They were conducted without a warrant or any arguable exception.... | Read More

News | November 13th, 2017

ACLU Lawsuit: Aurora Police Used Excessive Force during Unlawful Arrest of Disabled 60 Year-Old Black Man

DENVER - The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal lawsuit this morning on behalf of Dwight Crews, a disabled black man who was removed from his home without a warrant in the middle of the night, restrained, forced to the ground, and unlawfully arrested by Aurora police. “The Constitution forbids police from intruding into the privacy of a person’s home unless they have a warrant issued by a judge,” said ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein.  “In this case, police had no warrant,.... | Read More

Women’s Rights | November 7th, 2017

Hands Off My Birth Control Rally

On November 15th people from across the country will rally in five major cities to denounce President Trump’s executive order that allows employers to remove birth control coverage from their health insurance plans on the basis of religious or moral objection. Women, families, faith leaders, and all those who rely on access to affordable birth control will rally at #HandsOffMyBC events outside of U.S. Health and Human Services offices in Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Kansas City,.... | Read More

Women’s Rights | November 7th, 2017

Women’s Reproductive Rights and the Hyde Amendment

Join us at the ACLU of Colorado office for an important discussion on women’s reproductive rights. We’ll focus on the Hyde Amendment - a restriction using federal funds for women’s health care that has predominantly hurt the underprivileged. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds in Medicaid and other health programs from being used for abortions. In these cases, poor women are denied access to abortion because they can’t afford it and are more likely to fall further into.... | Read More

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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....

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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....

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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....

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The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in Colorado. Colorado's use of the death penalty is immoral, unjust, and expensive. The death....

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