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.

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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