Colorado Rights Blog


  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

27. AG Candidate Phil Weiser

This November Colorado will vote in an especially critical election with wide implications for civil rights and civil liberties. While the governor and congressional races often garner the most attention the Attorney General race is often overlooked. The Attorney General is the people’s lawyer and a legal advocate for all Coloradans. The AG is responsible for protecting our state from overreach by the federal government and is the most powerful elected official when it comes to standing up to the Trump administration.

We invited both major party candidates to the Purple State Report to discuss their positions on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues. Today we present our interview with the Democratic candidate for Attorney General Phil Weiser conducted by Public Policy Director Denise Maes and Policy Council Rebecca Wallace.

George Brauchler has thus far declined our invitation but we hope he will join us for a future episode. As a reminder, the ACLU is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates but we do present both candidates views so voters make an informed decision.

For more information on the candidates running for Attorney General go to:

Episode 27: AG Candidate Phil Weiser

The Purple State Report is brought to you by the ACLU of Colorado. Our show was produced by Vanessa Michel and John Krieger with original theme music by Pablo Novelas. Additional music by The Chantays If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes email us at

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