Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

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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