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Defending Speech We Hate

The record demonstrates the ACLU’s unwavering commitment to First Amendment rights for all. David Cole, ACLU Legal Director June 6, 2021 Has the ACLU lost its way? This appears to be a perennial question. In 1994, then-ACLU President Nadine Strossen wrote a 17-page article with 54 footnotes, responding to the charge that the organization “is abandoning its.... | Read More

ACLU Sues Aurora, Prior Convictions Shouldn’t Prohibit People From Running for Office

May 27, 2021 DENVER – Today, ACLU of Colorado sued the City of Aurora for blocking a candidate with a prior felony conviction from running for public office. Candice Bailey, an Aurora resident and community leader for racial justice, intends to run for an at-large position on the Aurora City Council in the November 2021 municipal election. But the Aurora City Charter.... | Read More

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ACLU of Colorado Calls on Biden Administration to Provide Vaccine Access to All Immigrants Detained at Aurora ICE Processing Center

ICE’s Lack of a Plan Puts People in Detention and Surrounding Communities at Risk May 27, 2021 DENVER, CO. — The ACLU of Colorado sent a letter today to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office Director John Fabbricatore demanding that he provide vaccine access to the 563 people in detention at the Aurora ICE Processing Center. The American Civil Liberties.... | Read More

Learn About Senate Bill 21-273

As a key supporter of Senate Bill 21-062, we want to update you on the fate of that bill and inform you about the good work still to come. While SB21-062 had strong public support, it also faced intense opposition driven by misinformation and fear-mongering by law enforcement. Even as we continued to grow our “yes” votes in the Senate, the bill stalled and was never.... | Read More

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Reproductive Rights
Abortion rights and access vary greatly from state to state — and sometimes even within a state. Some states have enacted laws that target and burden abortion providers,....
Racial Justice
What’s At Stake? Deep-seated systemic racism and inequities that disadvantaged communities of color are still woven into the fabric of our institutions today — from....
Pretrial Justice Reform
Pretrial Justice Reform is a multi-year, community-driven campaign to ensure that poverty is not a crime and the presumption of innocence is more than theory. Every....
Redemption Campaign
The Redemption Campaign is a statewide initiative to safely release thousands of people who pose no public safety risk from Colorado prisons by challenging Governor Polis....