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.

Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations: Hammering Out Human Rights

featuring A re-enactment by award-winning actress
Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith

Harmony Public Library
4616 S. Shields, Fort Collins
Public Welcome Free Admission

On February 16, 1946, facing the incredible violations of human rights of World War II, the United Nations established a Human Rights Commission, with Eleanor Roosevelt as its chairperson. She brought to the commission her deep commitment to human rights and her long experience in politics and lobbying.
She worked on the Universal Declaration of Human Right (UDHR), writing parts of the text . She also spent many hours lobbying American and international leaders for support. Eleanor Roosevelt considered her work on the UDHR to be her most important  accomplishment. On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the UN adopted a resolution endorsing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. On this occasion, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We stand today at the threshold of a great event, both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind.”

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