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I’m Nine Years Old and Transgender

Everyone has a story. This is mine. What is gender? What does it mean to be a “girl” or a “boy”? For me, it was confusing because it was hard to be who I was with everyone around me calling me a boy, when deep down I felt like a girl. In Kindergarten I drew a picture of “Clark as a girl” and it was the first time I realized that I felt uncomfortable.... | Read More

Decarceration | 08.28.20

Video: Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez is 84-years-old and suffering from renal failure, as well as other serious medical conditions including dementia. He is currently incarcerated in the Sterling Correctional Facility, site of one of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks with almost 600 active COVID-19 cases. He and his family are understandably terrified that he will catch the virus.... | Read More

Decarceration | 08.28.20

Video: Ronald Johnson

Ronald Johnson is pre-diabetic, suffers from asthma and high blood pressure, and regularly uses an inhaler to breathe. His age and respiratory ailments put him at risk of serious illness and death if he contracts COVID-19. With over hundreds of active cases in Colorado’s prisons, his family fears he will not make it out alive. His daughter, Amber, says, “In prison,.... | Read More

08.27.20

Decarceration Day of Action

On Thursday, August 27, the ACLU-CO and over 50 nonprofits in Colorado are joining together for a Decarceration Day of Action to urge the governor to safely release vulnerable incarcerated people. We need you to join us. Call, email and contact Governor Polis on social media and urge him to safely release the elderly and at-risk from unsafe, overcrowded prisons.... | Read More

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STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN COLORADO JAILS AND PRISONS To protect the public health and safety of thousands of incarcerated people and the staff that work in our correctional....
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Bring Our Neighbors Home Bring Our Neighbors Home is a multi-year, community-driven campaign to ensure that poverty is not a crime and the presumption of innocence is....
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Immigration The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of due process and equal protection to every person in this country, regardless of their immigration status. When....
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Find the information you need to exercise your right to vote, learn about ACLU-CO endorsed ballot initiatives and help us get-out-the-vote! Sign up to volunteer to fight....