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 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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