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.
Category Archives: Women’s Rights
Episode 13: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump
https://soundcloud.com/thepurplestatereport/reproductive-justice Subscribe to our podcast. This week marked the second annual Women’s March and the 45th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. The ACLU of Colorado invited four women to discuss the state of reproductive rights and reproductive justice in the age of Trump. Also, ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director Denise Maes discusses three bills in the Colorado legislature that threaten reproductive healthcare. Call to Action: Take 60 seconds and.... | Read More
Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants File Discrimination Charges with EEOC
Airline Prohibits Breast Pumping on Duty, Despite 10-Hour Shifts DENVER — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Colorado, and the law firm Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP today filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of two female Frontier Airlines flight attendants who claim that the company has discriminated against them and other female flight attendants by failing to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The.... | Read More
ACLU Statement on Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs
11/30/15 "ACLU of Colorado stands with Planned Parenthood and the people of Colorado Springs. Our hearts go out to everyone involved and to their loved ones. We are grateful to the law enforcement and Planned Parenthood personnel who prevented this terrible tragedy from becoming even worse. And we are in continued awe of the dedication of clinic staff throughout the country who came to work today, like everyday, to make sure that women can get the care they need." | Read More
ACLU Announces Settlement on Behalf of Grand Junction Mother Fired for Breastfeeding at Work
May 28, 2015 DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project announced a settlement today with Big League Haircuts on behalf of Ashley Provino, a nursing mother in Grand Junction who was fired from her job in 2013 for asserting her right to pump breast milk at work. According to the settlement, Big League Haircuts will make significant policy changes to ensure that nursing employees are informed of their legal rights and have the time and space.... | Read More
ACLU of Colorado Opposes New “Personhood” Bill, SB 268
4/17/2015 DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado issued the following statement today on SB 268, the “Personhood” bill introduced in the Colorado State Senate on April 14: “The ACLU of Colorado strongly opposes Senate Bill 268, the latest in a long line of attempts to change Colorado’s laws to establish legal personhood at conception. “Colorado voters and legislators have repeatedly recognized the dangerous consequences of defining a fertilized egg as a person.... | Read More
Prepared Testimony of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director on Right-to-Discriminate Bills
March 9, 2015 DENVER – Today, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives will hear testimony on House Bills 1161 and 1171, two “right-to-discriminate” bills that would eviscerate long-standing protections against discrimination by allowing individuals and businesses to claim their religious beliefs as an excuse to refuse to follow laws they don’t like – including domestic violence, public safety, and nondiscrimination laws. The following.... | Read More
Colorado Business Owners, Faith Leaders, and Community Groups to Hold Press Conference Opposing Right-to-Discriminate Bills
March 2, 2015 DENVER – Next Monday, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives will consider House Bills 1161 and 1171, two right-to-discriminate bills that would let individuals and businesses claim their religious beliefs allow them to refuse to follow laws they don’t like – including domestic violence, public safety, and nondiscrimination laws. In response, a coalition of Colorado business owners, faith leaders, and community groups.... | Read More
Department of Defense Fails to Disclose Information About Gender Disparities in Admissions at Military Service Academies
February 3, 2015 WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Connecticut, and the Service Women’s Action Network filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Defense for failing to release records under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how three military academies maintain policies that result in an underrepresentation of women in the student population. The lawsuit aims to capture information about the admissions and recruitment policies at the U.S. Air.... | Read More
ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Mother Fired for Breastfeeding at Work
December 2, 2014 DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of Ashley Provino, a Grand Junction woman who was fired from her job, in violation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, for asserting her right to pump breast milk at work. Provino, a new mother, requested permission from her employer, Big League Haircuts, to take a short break every four hours in the back room of the hair salon to express.... | Read More
Vote No 67 Celebrates Victory for Colorado Women, Doctors, Families
Effort To Ban Abortions and Restrict Contraception Defeated for the Third Time 11/4/14 DENVER - The voters of Colorado have rejected – for the third time since 2008 – a far-reaching constitutional amendment designed to ban all abortions in Colorado, including in cases of rape, incest and when the health of the mother is at risk. Amendment 67 would have gone so far as to restrict access to commonly used forms of birth control, including the Pill and IUDs -- and ban in-vitro fertilization.... | Read More
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