2018 Voter Guide

Ballots arrive this week in Colorado. The 2018 elections are critical, and we encourage everyone to vote. We do not endorse candidates, but we do take positions on initiatives that impact civil rights and civil liberties. This year, ACLU of … Continue reading

Vote Yes on V to Give Youth a Voice

By Emma Davis, ACLU of Colorado volunteer October 15, 2018 Since the 2016 election, I have been active in the ACLU of Colorado. I’ve lobbied, phone-banked, spoken at events and been to countless protests. During the legislative session, I am … Continue reading

27. AG Candidate Phil Weiser

This November Colorado will vote in an especially critical election with wide implications for civil rights and civil liberties. While the governor and congressional races often garner the most attention the Attorney General race is often overlooked. The Attorney General … Continue reading

ACLU Sues Denver for Jailing Man Who Could Not Pay $50 Fee

October 10, 2018 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado sued Denver this morning on behalf of Mickey Howard, who was held in the Denver Jail for 5 days after a court ordered his release upon payment of a $10 bond, because he … Continue reading

Vote Yes on A to Abolish Slavery

By Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, ACLU of Colorado Executive Director  Would it surprise you to learn that even though Colorado was never a slave state, the Colorado Constitution still leaves a door open for legal slavery in this state? Colorado voters have … Continue reading

ACLU Demands Colorado State University Amend Policing Practices Following Racial Profiling of Two Young Native American Men

DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union sent a demand letter today to Colorado State University urging the university to amend its campus police policies and training requirements following a racial profiling incident this spring. On April 30, 2018, Kanewakeron Thomas Gray … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado to Honor Chuck Plunkett, Dave Krieger, Alex Landau, Amy Robertson and Tim Fox as 2018 Civil Rights Award Recipients

DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado is proud to announce that Chuck Plunkett, Dave Krieger, Alex Landau, Amy Robertson and Tim Fox will receive our 2018 Civil Rights Awards, which will be presented at the Bill of Rights Dinner on Thursday, September … Continue reading

ACLU and Colorado Department of Corrections Reach Historic Settlement to Treat All Colorado Prisoners with Hepatitis C

DENVER – Under a settlement finalized this morning, the Colorado Department of Corrections has agreed to spend $41 million over two years to treat prisoners with hepatitis C. The funding is expected to provide treatment to all of the 2,200 … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado Releases Blueprint for Reducing Incarceration by 50 Percent

DENVER — The ACLU of Colorado today released a report that outlines how Colorado can cut incarceration in half and save more than $675 million by 2025 by pursuing reforms to its drug policy, parole and prosecutorial practices, and sentencing … Continue reading

ACLU Demands 31 Colorado Cities Repeal Unconstitutional Anti-Panhandling Laws

DENVER – ACLU of Colorado sent letters to 31 cities across the state today demanding that they repeal unconstitutional laws that restrict panhandling. The letters are part of a coordinated effort, organized by the National Center on Homelessness and Poverty, involving … Continue reading