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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.

Phone bank with the ACLU and the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

Voting is one of our most basic rights, but it’s meaningless if we don’t take the time to make our voices heard.

Help us remind people to go vote this November. We’re joining forces with the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable and New Era Colorado for several Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and ballot education events. Volunteers will make phone calls reminding people to vote and letting them know about the ballot initiatives they’ll be voting on. These initiatives include Amendment 62, a "personhood" amendment that would give full constitutional and legal rights to fertilized eggs. The ACLU of Colorado actively opposes this Amendment, and we hope you’ll get active with us this fall.

The phone bank will be held at the Colorado AFL-CIO office.

Sign up to phone bank or canvas with the ACLU, Engage Colorado, and the Civic Engagement Roundtable today!!

Can't make it? Learn more about the other phone bank and canvas dates around Colorado.





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