ACLU of Colorado Sues GEO for the Wrongful Death of Kamyar Samimi

November 12, 2019 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit today against the GEO Group, Inc., for the wrongful death of Kamyar Samimi. Mr. Samimi, a Legal Permanent Resident, died in December 2017, after two weeks in U.S. Immigration and … Continue reading

ACLU Lawsuit: Town Ordinance Silences Residents’ Freedom of Speech

July 25, 2019 DENVER – ACLU of Colorado attorneys sued the Town of Fraser this morning for prohibiting ACLU clients from posting communicative displays on their property that express their views on social and political issues. Beginning soon after the … Continue reading

ACLU Lawsuit: Sheriff’s Agreement with ICE Violates Colorado Law

June 27, 2019 DENVER – ACLU of Colorado filed suit this morning against Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell to challenge his plan to enforce federal immigration law under an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ACLU’s lawsuit, … Continue reading

Major Gifts Officer

Job Description Major Gifts Officer Department: Development Supervisor: Director of Philanthropy Classification: Full-Time Exempt If you are passionate about protecting the rights of ALL people, there has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career at the ACLU, … Continue reading

ACLU: Colorado company denied health care coverage to transgender man

February 11, 2019 ACLU: Colorado company denied health care coverage to transgender man DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a discrimination charge against InnoSource Inc. today on behalf of Dashir … Continue reading

ACLU of Colorado and Participant Media Team Up for “On the Basis of Sex” Screening and Panel Discussion

January 8, 2019 DENVER —ACLU of Colorado and Participant Media are proud to host a special engagement screening of “On The Basis of Sex” followed by a panel discussion with state representatives and leaders from the gender equality movement. The … Continue reading

ACLU and Denver Settle Case of Man Held in Jail Over a $50 fee

December 20, 2018 DENVER — ACLU of Colorado and Denver announced a resolution this morning of Mickey Howard’s lawsuit against the City for jailing him for 4 additional days after a court ordered his release on bond because he could … Continue reading

With Colorado’s Corrections Budget Nearing $1 Billion, Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Explore Alternatives to Opening Another Prison

December 19, 2018 Ahead of Joint Budget Committee’s Thursday briefing on proposed DOC budget—which includes nearly $40 million for prison expansion—ACLU of Colorado and CCJRC release memo warning of ‘significantly overestimated’ prison population growth projections DENVER — As Colorado’s corrections budget nears $1 billion, … Continue reading

A Year Without Sleep – ACLU & NLCHP Report Finds Durango has Criminalized Sleep for Homeless Residents

December 12, 2018 DENVER – The City of Durango has made sleeping outdoors, even without any cover or shelter, a criminal act for homeless residents who have nowhere else to go, according to a report issued this morning by ACLU … Continue reading

Judge Rules Colorado Sheriffs Have No Legal Authority to Hold Prisoners for ICE

December 7, 2018 DENVER – State District Court Judge Eric Bentley issued a final ruling last night barring El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder from holding people in jail at the request of federal immigration enforcement (ICE) after they have … Continue reading