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Issues, News, Racial Justice | 09.01.21

ACLU of Colorado Statement on the Indictments Against Aurora Police Officers and Paramedics in the Death of Elijah McClain

September 1, 2021 DENVER – The following statement can be attributed to Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of ACLU of Colorado. “Two years after Elijah Jovan McClain, a 23-year-old African American, a beloved brother and son, a massage therapist and gifted violinist, died at the hands of Aurora police and first responders, two of the three police officers.... | Read More

Issues, News, Racial Justice | 08.30.21

Colorado Springs Settles Racial Profiling Lawsuit Brought by ACLU

August 30, 2021 Seguido en Español. DENVER – The City of Colorado Springs has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Colorado alleging that three Colorado Springs police officers engaged in racially biased policing when they targeted Corey Barnes, a Black resident of the Springs, and detained him without cause, handcuffed him without.... | Read More

Blog, News | 08.23.21

I watched my parents help organize the March on Washington 58-years-ago and “the movement” still burns inside me for social change

By Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of ACLU of Colorado As a child, the March on Washington was my first realization of “the movement” — something that every adult I knew was talking about and engaged in. It was a seminal moment for the American Civil Rights Movement when more than 250,000 people convened on the Mall in Washington D.C. to.... | Read More

08.17.21

2021 Bill of Rights Event

Para Español haga clic aquí. Please save the date for our virtual Bill of Rights Event on Thursday, October 7, 2021.   Register for this free event here.   Although we won’t have the opportunity to gather in person, we are excited to come together virtually for the second year in a row to celebrate our victories, honor our leaders, and inspire.... | 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....