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.

Speakers Bureau: Kathleen Hynes on “History of the ACLU”

History of the ACLU and How It Chooses Its Cases
Colorado College
Public Policy Making Class
Elizabeth Coggins, Assistant Professor

November 10, 2014
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This talk will focus on the history of the ACLU and how it chooses it cases using examples from the ACLU’s work on ending the death penalty, securing rights for members of the LGBT community and ending voter ID laws.

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