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  • 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.

Episode 3: “I was part of something that helped my community.”

On today’s episode: In 2012, James Fisher was sentenced to pay $678 in fines for three minor ordinance violations. Over the next four years, while he struggled with homelessness and unsteady work, James made nineteen payments to the Aurora Municipal Court totaling $1,498 and yet still owed $860. James talks about his fight to end debtor’s prisons in Colorado. Also, a special message from the ACLU of Colorado in response to Charlottesville.

Call to Action: Stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio. Add your name to the petition.



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