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.

Standing for Freedom

We would like to acknowledge the sponsors below for supporting "Standing for Freedom" the ACLU of Colorado Whitehead Diamond Jubilee, which was on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the History Colorado Center. Thank you for helping us honor Rehan K. Hasan, Volunteer Leader of the Decade and Mark Silverstein, Staff Leader of the Decade.



Freedom League:

Hasan Family Foundation

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP 

Recht Kornfeld PC

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP



Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Max Minnig, Jr. & Associates, LLC, Carl J. Minnig Foundation, and Donald Bounds LLC & Suzanne Greene



Baker & Hostetler LLP

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Holland & Hart LLP

Heizer Paul Grueskin, LLP and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

King & Greisen LLP

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Mendez Consulting Inc.

Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC

The Sawaya Law Firm 

Jeremy & Susan Shamos

University of Denver Sturm College of Law



Bob Connelly

Elkind Alterman Harston PC

RBI Strategies & Research 

Syntrinsic Investment Counsel 


For questions about this year's Whitehead Diamond Jubilee, please contact Rachel Pryor-Lease, Development Associate, at

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