Colorado Rights Blog


  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

  • 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.

Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat

ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director Denise Maes will be a featured speaker at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat on Saturday, September 20.

What: Policy Advocacy: Creating Laws that Work for People, Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat

When: September 20, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Retreat begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 and continues for 2 days.

– Terrence Carroll, Associate General Counsel, SCL Health System & Former Colorado House Speaker
– Kim Dvorchak, Executive Director, Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition
– Damion LeeNatali, Chief of Staff, Senator Mike Johnston
– Denise Maes, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Colorado 

For more information and to register for the event, see the event page.

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