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  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • 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.

Episode 4: “I came out of the shadows.”

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On today’s episode, Alejandra speaks with Victor Galvan, a DACA recipient who came to the United States as an infant. Earlier this week the Trump administration announced its plan to rescind DACA in six months affecting more than 800,000 young people like Victor. Also, John discusses an ACLU case on behalf of a Colorado man who spent 52 days in jail waiting to see a judge.

Call to Action: Tell your members of Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. Send them a message at: http://bit.ly/DreamAct17

Social media hashtags: #heretostay #dreamact

For more information on CIRC go to: http://coloradoimmigrant.org/

DACA Walkout and Rally, September 5, 2017. Denver, Colorado.

Colorado elected officials and community leaders held a press conference in support of DACA. September 1, 2017. Colorado Capitol, Denver, Colorado.

The Purple State Report is brought to you by the ACLU of Colorado. Our show was produced by Vanessa Michel, Alejandra Garza, and John Krieger with original theme music by Pablo Novelas. Additional music by Helado Negro. If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes email us at purplestate@aclu-co.org



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