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.

ACLU Statement on the Passing of State Representative John Buckner


“The ACLU of Colorado mourns the recent passing of State Representative John Buckner. Representative Buckner was a common-sense legislator who improved the lives of his constituents and young people throughout the state as Chair of the House Education Committee.

“As Vice Chair of the Black Caucus and the first African American elected to represent House District 40, Representative Buckner worked with his colleagues to protect civil rights and civil liberties and to make Colorado a fairer, more just place for all people to live.  His impact was felt across the state, and he will be missed but not forgotten.”

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