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.

Court Watch Colorado Community Event

A Kickoff with Community Members and Concerned Activists to Keep Colorado Courts Accountable

Join us for the launch of the ACLU of Colorado and the Colorado Freedom Fund’s collaborative project to decrease pretrial detention in Colorado jails by mobilizing volunteers to watch court proceedings and to collect and publish data to ensure that courts are complying with state law.

This is an opportunity to gather together a community of passionate individuals to understand how the cash bail system operates in Colorado, learn from activists working on legislative measures to reform our criminal legal system and to create accountability in Colorado courtrooms.

We need the support of committed and willing participants to hold courts in Colorado accountable. Court watching is an accessible way Coloradans can learn how their tax dollars are being used in the pursuit of “justice” and to ensure that courts’ time and resources are not being spent going after low level offenses by those who may be too poor to buy their own freedom, further exacerbating Colorado’s overburdened jails.

With your help, we can ensure all Coloradans are treated with dignity and equity within the criminal legal system.

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