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  • Anthony Martinez is 84-years-old and suffering from renal failure, as well as other serious medical conditions including dementia. He is currently incarcerated in the Sterling Correctional Facility, site of one of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks with almost 600 active COVID-19 cases. He and his family are understandably terrified that he will catch the virus and die.

    In the midst of this public health crisis, incarcerated people as vulnerable as Anthony, could and should be immediately released to safely live out their remaining years with family.

    Read more about Anthony Martinez and other at-risk incarcerated people. 

  • Ronald Johnson is pre-diabetic, suffers from asthma and high blood pressure, and regularly uses an inhaler to breathe. His age and respiratory ailments put him at risk of serious illness and death if he contracts COVID-19. With over hundreds of active cases in Colorado’s prisons, his family fears he will not make it out alive. His daughter, Amber, says, “In prison, he can’t protect himself and he can’t social distance. My deep fear is that my dad will die in prison. That is an awful, traumatic reality to consider. My chest is tight just thinking about how quickly it spreads and how vulnerable he is.”

    Governor Hickenlooper shortened his sentence following testimony from family, friends and correctional officers advocating for his early release. Yet, he is still eight years away from parole. While he remains in prison, COVID-19 continues to spread. Ronald’s three siblings, four children and four grandchildren are desperate for his release.

    Read more about Ronald Johnson and other at-risk incarcerated people.

  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • 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.

Denver Go Lead – Communications Training

2011 Denver Go Lead – Communications Training

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Join ACLU of Colorado Communications Director  Rosemary Harris Lytle and ACLU Speakers Bureau volunteer Kathleen Hynes, as they run a communications training for the monthly GO Lead series.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
5:30-7:30 PM
Mile High United Way
2505 18th Street
Denver, CO 80211

Cost: Free

The Go Lead program is a series of monthly trainings designed to increase your leadership and give you the skills to be an effective advocate. Join The White House Project for “The Five Minute Speaker” – easy strategies for making your speeches and presentations memorable.

For further information, please contact Katie Groke Ellis at kgroke@thewhitehouseproject.org or call 303-880-1374

Special thanks to our coalition partner:

ACLU Colorado

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.





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