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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.

19. Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

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The Department of Justice has suspended funding for the Legal Orientation Program which provides essential legal information to people in immigration detention. Staff Attorney Arash Jahanian sits down with Mekela Goehring, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, to discuss the consequences of ending the program and the most important things immigration detainees and their families should know. Also, an update from Jen Samano.

For more info on RMIAN go to www.rmian.org.

The hotline for detained individuals and family members is: (303) 866-9308

CALL TO ACTION:

Urge Colorado lawmakers to increase transparency and accountability in law enforcement. To contact the House Judiciary Committee go to http://bit.ly/HB1404IAB

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



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