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.

Voting Rights

The right to vote, and to have one’s vote accurately and fairly counted, is a fundamental right of all American citizens.

To date, the ACLU has filed over 300 lawsuits to enforce the provisions of the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ACLU challenges laws that impede our democratic process, including the extensive administrative problems with our voter registration system, as well as the burdensome and unlawful statutes that make it difficult for minor political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot. Additionally, the ACLU of Colorado supports various election reforms that are consistent with the one person, one vote standard of the Fourteenth Amendment, abolishing laws that disfranchise students and people who are homeless, and allowing same day voter registration. The ACLU of Colorado also fights to restore the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people who often have their right to vote revoked for lengthy periods of time.


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Related Cases

Colorado Election Rules and Procedures
Danielson v. Dennis
Baca v. Orr

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Related Legislation

SB18-150: Voter Registration Individuals Criminal Justice System
SB18-076: Ban Vote Trading
HB18-1033: Employee Leave To Participate In Elections