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.

Youth Rising! Honoring the Next Generation of Civil Rights Activists in Colorado

Please join us on Wednesday, February 25th, for our 2015 Annual Meeting, where we will honor and recognize the students and young people who made 2014 an historic year of youth activism in Colorado.

Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Highlands Event Center (Highlands Masonic Lodge)
3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
Reception at 6 PM, program at 6:30 PM
Click here to RSVP

Last year was marked by significant change in Colorado on marriage equality, marijuana legalization, immigration detainers, and reform of the use of solitary confinement.

One of the most important developments in 2014 was the rise of the next generation of civil rights activists. In communities across the state, young people took to the streets by the thousands to protest police brutality and racial bias in law enforcement. In Jefferson County, hundreds of students staged daily walkouts to oppose censorship and to protect the integrity of their education.

At our 2015 Annual meeting, we will celebrate our recent victories, discuss our upcoming challenges and campaigns, and we’ll honor — and hear directly from — the students and young people who organized, spoke out, and demanded change through activism and peaceful protest last year.

All are welcome to this free event, so please bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Please RSVP here.

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