Colorado Rights Blog


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  • 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.

Transparency 101: Your rights to information & open meetings in school districts

When: Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

Where: Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W 6th Ave, Golden

The event is free, but please RSVP by September 25 at

Transparency is more than a buzzword in some Colorado school districts. It’s a problem, according to many parents and educators.

As political battles rage in certain districts, some board members have been accused of conducting the public’s business in secret. Meanwhile, many constituents complain that their concerns aren’t being heard.

Statewide, there are calls for more transparency in how education dollars are spent and more accuracy in the reporting of incidents of school violence. In November, Colorado voters will be asked to open school district labor negotiations to public scrutiny.

To help you navigate these issues and others, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado are teaming up to present a panel discussion Monday evening, Sept. 29: “Transparency 101: How to exercise your rights to information and open meetings in your school district.” Learn more about how Colorado’s Open Records Act and Open Meetings Law can help you better understand how education policies are made and implemented.

The panel will feature Chalkbeat education reporter Nic Garcia, Evergreen Newspapers Editor Doug Bell, First Amendment attorney Ashley Kissinger and former Denver school board member Theresa Peña. Nelson Garcia, education reporter for 9NEWS, will moderate the discussion.

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