Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

  • 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.

ACLU applauds Arapahoe Co. Sheriff’s response to criticism of so-called “Gypsy scams”

In a follow-up to the ACLU's letter of July 16, which criticized a "Gypsy scams" alert as encouraging racial profiling, the ACLU sent a follow-up letter congratulating the Arapahoe County Sheriff for his response, which included discontinuing training seminars sponsored by a consulting group that employed ethnic-based characterizations of criminal activity. 

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