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  • 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.

2019 Bill of Rights Dinner

Please join us for our annual Bill of Rights Dinner, Thursday, September 26, 2019. The Bill of Rights Dinner is ACLU of Colorado’s marquis event where we come together to celebrate our victories, honor our leaders, and inspire our community to continue the critical work of defending and preserving civil rights and civil liberties for all. All funds raised by the Bill of Rights Dinner provide crucial support to sustain and expand the ACLU of Colorado’s vital legal, advocacy, communication, and education work throughout the state.

This year’s honorees will be:

Carrie Ann Lucas, posthumously receiving the Carle Whitehead Memorial Award

The Honorable Joseph A. Salazar, Ralph Carr Award

The Durango Herald, Larry Tajiri Media Award

Featured Speaker: Sister Helen Prejean

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner following at 7:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held in the Ritz-Carlton Denver ballroom.


This year’s sponsors are:

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP                                              Circle of Liberty

Recht Kornfeld PC                                                                    Justice Council

Advocates & TLSS, The                                                           Freedom League

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP                               Freedom League

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, The      Freedom League

Green Faith Ministry                                                               Freedom League

Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC                                         Freedom League

Mendez, Barkis, and Associates                                            Freedom League

Rathod Mohamedbhai                                                            Freedom League

Sawaya Law Firm, The                                                            Freedom League

Richard and Mary Lyn Ballantine                                         Advocate

Colorado Rising                                                                        Advocate

Bob Connelly                                                                             Advocate

Elkind Alterman Harston PC                                                 Advocate

Frank & Salahuddin LLC                                                        Advocate

Johnson & Klein, PLLC                                                           Advocate

Strategies 360                                                                           Advocate

Tierney Lawrence LLC                                                            Advocate

Vicente Sederberg, LLC                                                          Advocate

Robin Hobart                                                                            Individual

Law Offices of Ann M. Roan, LLC                                        Individual

Voqal                                                                                          Resistance

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s dinner or if you have any questions about our event, please contact Rachel Pryor-Lease, Director of Philanthropy   or (720) 402-3105

For more info on sponsorship levels: 2019 ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner Sponsorship Levels

To purchase tickets please go to: ACLU of Colorado’s Bill of Rights Dinner

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