Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

CLE: Spencer Overton on Voting Rights

On Dec 3, Spencer Overton will be the featured speaker at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) luncheon. He’s a nationally recognized voting rights expert who worked on democracy issues in the Obama administration, and is the author of the book “Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression”.

Please join us at a great event sponsored by Common Cause and learn more how Colorado made history with the passage of the most progressive voting rights legislation in the country. Spencer Overton will discuss how, at the same time that the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act was passed in Colorado, the U.S. Supreme Court and other states made it more difficult for voters to participate.

Please log on today to buy your tickets. If you cannot attend, please consider purchasing a ticket and asking us to donate it to a student or a well-deserving volunteer that cannot afford to go! RSVP:

Details below:

Tuesday, December 3

Denver Consistory

1370 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado

Register at:

$40 registration
$20 student

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