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.

  • 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.

Student and Youth Rights

Constitutional protections are not reserved solely for those over 18. Students and youth have civil liberties that must be respected.

The ACLU of Colorado has defended the rights of students across the state. Our cases and advocacy efforts have covered a range of issues, including the confiscation and search of students’ cell phones by school administrators, students’ political speech both on- and off-campus, and the recognition of a Gay/Straight Alliance club. We’ve also defended student journalists threatened by school administrators, a student who wished to wear a “NObama” shirt at a political rally, and fought against censorship of a controversial college course at CU Boulder.


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Related Cases

Cherry Creek High School Maternity Leave
Solitary Confinement of Children in Residential Treatment Center – El Pueblo
ACLU Urges Roaring Fork School Board to Stop School Resource Officers from Collaborating with ICE

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Related Legislation

SB18-213: Transfer Academic Credits For Division Of Youth Services Youths
HB18-1269: Parent Notice For Student Safety And Protection
SB18-087: In-state Tuition Foreign Nationals Settled In Colorado