Colorado Rights Blog


  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • 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.

Bill of Rights Dinner Nominations

On October 1, 2020, we will gather for our annual Bill of Rights Dinner to honor and celebrate the leaders in our community who protect and extend civil rights and liberties. Our nominations process is now open, and we want to hear from you about which individuals, groups, firms and organizations deserve to be recognized for their hard work.

We are looking to honor leaders that have an outstanding commitment to and track record of advocating for members of disenfranchised communities, addressing contemporary civil rights issues, and educating community. There are several awards available, each dedicated to different areas of work ranging from media to legal work.

We are currently accepting nominations for the Bill of Rights Dinner honorees until April 15, 2020. Information about each of the awards can be found here.

To submit your nomination, complete the survey online.

If you would like to submit your nomination via email, please download the nomination form and direct your responses to Susie Simmons, Development Coordinator, at

You may also mail your nomination(s) to:
ACLU of Colorado
Attn: Susie Simmons
303 E 17th Ave, Ste 350
Denver, CO 80203

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