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.

“Know Your Rights” Trainers’ Training

The ACLU of Colorado Speakers’ Bureau will hold a “Know Your Rights” trainers’ training on Thursday, July 31 at 5:30 pm at 303 E. 17th Ave in Denver.

We’ll introduce new “Know Your Rights” manuals and materials and give instruction on how to lead a basic “Know Your Rights When Dealing with Law Enforcement” training.  Anyone who has been trained can lead a basic “Know Your Rights” training, legal background is not required.

Also on July 31st, we’ll run through our plan and curriculum for Constitution Day on September 17th.  Constitution Day is an annual event when ACLU speakers, staff, and volunteers visit classrooms to teach civics and the Bill of Rights to students.

July 31st Tentative Agenda 

5:30 p.m.  Welcome, Introductions, and Refreshments

5:45 – 6:30 p.m.  Know Your Rights Training

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Constitution Day Instructor Training

To RSVP, email

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