Colorado Rights Blog


  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.


The ACLU of Colorado is led by an engaged Board of Directors, strategically positioned from around the state.

Dr. Alison M. Cotton


John Carlson

Vice Chair


Leslie Durgin



Tim Fox


Ben Hand-Bender



Robin Hobart


Robert Jones



Jeff Knetsch


Carolyn Love


Loretta Martinez


Will Miles, Ph.D.


Basit Mustafa

Affirmative Action Officer


Marcus Ollig


Dan Recht

Legal Panel Chair

Laurie Steuri


Dr. Maurice “Scotty” Scott


Catherine Sparkman