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.

Freedom of Expression & Religion

The First Amendment guarantees all Americans the freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly, and protects their right to petition the government.

Since 1952, the ACLU of Colorado has worked to preserve Coloradans’ fundamental First Amendment rights. We work for the preservation of free speech in all arenas, including the internet, schools, parades, and political rallies. In advance of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, we filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Denver and the Secret Service seeking to protect the rights of those who wished to publicly assemble and express their views during the convention. We advocate for the free exercise of religion and the prevention of excessive entanglement of government and religion, including opposition to spending taxpayer money on religious activities, such as tuition tax credits for religious education.

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Related Cases

Landow v. City of Fort Collins
Challenge to Grand Junction Anti-Panhandling Ordinance
Hickenlooper v. Freedom From Religion Foundation

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Related Legislation

SB17-102: Prohibit Use Of Certain Student Personal Information
SB17-062: Student Free Speech Public Higher Education Campuses
HB16-1180: Free Exercise Of Religion