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  • 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 of Colorado Applauds Governor Hickenlooper for Protecting Refugees Fleeing Terror in Syria

11/19/15

DENVER “The ACLU of Colorado applauds Governor Hickenlooper for rejecting fear-driven governing and for protecting refugees fleeing terror and persecution in Syria.

“Our freedom erodes when we trade our values for fear.  The U.S. has long been a leader in refugee protection and resettlement and needs to show courageous and bold leadership now.

“As the Governor rightly explained earlier this week, the U.S. refugee system is extremely rigorous in security checks and screening.  All refugees must pass background checks conducted by multiple U.S. agencies before finally being approved to travel to or settle in the U.S. In fact, refugees are the single most scrutinized and vetted individuals who travel to the U.S.

“It is un-American to condemn entire groups because of their skin color, ethnicity, national origin, or religion. We are proud that Colorado will continue to be a leader and a safe haven for the men, women, and children who seek shelter and protection in our state.

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The ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest civil rights organization, protecting and defending the civil rights of all Coloradans through litigation, education and advocacy.



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