Colorado Rights Blog


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  • 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.

ACLU 101: Our History Through Our Major Cases

The Political Science Club of Fort Lewis College is hosting Kathleen Hynes, Ph.D., volunteer speaker for the ACLU of Colorado to explore these questions and more:

Why is it some individuals in the U.S. have more protected civil rights than others when our Bill of Rights says all persons are entitled to equal protection and due process?

Why did poor people charged with a felony not have the right to an attorney until 1963? Why did free speech get extended to juveniles in 1969? How did Colorado finally end debtors’ prisons in 2014?

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30–7:30pm
WHERE: Noble Hall, Room 125, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

This event is free and open to the public.

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