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.

Fighting the Criminalization of Homelessness: A Discussion with ACLU of Colorado at CU Law School

Across Colorado, police use city ordinances to target, harass, and ultimately displace people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty.  Join ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley and Legal Director Mark Silverstein for a report from the front lines in the battle against criminalization of homelessness and poverty in Colorado. Woodliff-Stanley and Silverstein will discuss the many ways that litigation and public advocacy can be used to fight back against laws that criminalize our most vulnerable communities.

Wittemyer Courtroom

Wolf Law Building | 401 UCB

Monday April 11th

Reception 6 – 7  p.m.

Panel Discussion 7-8 p.m.

Open to the Public

Sponsored by the ACLU CU Law Student Association


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