Colorado Rights Blog

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley By: Nathan Woodliff-Stanley 12.4.2015

ACLU Mourns the Loss of Bruce Sattler


Join us for a Celebration of Bruce’s Life on Saturday, February 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Parkhill United Church of Christ, 2600 Leyden St.

The staff, board, and entire ACLU of Colorado community mourns the loss of Bruce Sattler, whose nearly 45 years of leadership, dedication, and service to our organization made an impact that is beyond description. With his brilliant legal mind and sharp wit, Bruce provided wisdom, stability, and often levity through times of strength and times of uncertainty, and he continued to serve on the ACLU of Colorado board to his last day.

Bruce and his beloved wife Martha have been the heart and soul of the ACLU of Colorado for much of our history.  Truly dedicated to civil rights and civil liberties, they served in nearly every formal and informal position and role imaginable. Losing Martha earlier this year, and now Bruce, is a tremendous blow to us all.

Eloquent and moving personal stories and remembrances of Bruce and Martha have been pouring in to the ACLU of Colorado, and we look forward to sharing those in the coming days and weeks.

Bruce and Martha will be deeply missed, but we are committed to carrying their legacy and their unending commitment to justice on into the future.




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