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  • 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 and die.

    In the midst of this public health crisis, incarcerated people as vulnerable as Anthony, could and should be immediately released to safely live out their remaining years with family.

    Read more about Anthony Martinez and other at-risk incarcerated people. 

  • 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, he can’t protect himself and he can’t social distance. My deep fear is that my dad will die in prison. That is an awful, traumatic reality to consider. My chest is tight just thinking about how quickly it spreads and how vulnerable he is.”

    Governor Hickenlooper shortened his sentence following testimony from family, friends and correctional officers advocating for his early release. Yet, he is still eight years away from parole. While he remains in prison, COVID-19 continues to spread. Ronald’s three siblings, four children and four grandchildren are desperate for his release.

    Read more about Ronald Johnson and other at-risk incarcerated people.

  • 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.

ACLU AWARDED GRANT FROM GAY AND LESBIAN FUND FOR COLORADO

ACLU Awarded Grant from Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2001

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU of Colorado) is pleased to announce a grant award of $5,000 from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado for support of educational programs and ACLU Chapter work in El Paso County.

 

ACLU of Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom and governmental restraint. The goal is to protect and defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all Coloradans through litigation, education, and advocacy.

According to Sue Armstrong, Executive Director, "We are pleased to receive this grant from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. The grant will support much-needed educational programs dealing with civil rights and civil liberties for the citizens of El Paso County. This grant enables ACLU Foundation of Colorado to continue educating and involving the public in civil liberties issues."

 

"We are pleased to support the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado," said Anthony Tapia, Director of Grantmaking.

The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado is a fund of the Gill Foundation, supporting community nonprofits while highlighting the contributions of gay men and lesbians. For funding guidelines or to contact the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, please call (719) 473-4455 or (800) 964-5643.



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