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.
ACLU to Denver Police: Stop Taking Blankets from Homeless People
DENVER - The ACLU of Colorado sent a letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the Denver City Council today responding to widely-circulated videos (video1, video2) showing Denver Police taking blankets, tents, and survival gear from people experiencing homelessness as “evidence” of violations of the Denver camping ban, which criminalizes sleeping outside with a blanket, sleeping bag, or any other form of cover or shelter. The letter demands that the City immediately (1) direct its police.... | Read More
ACLU of Colorado Hosts Open House for New Volunteers
Last night, we hosted an open house for a room full of volunteers who have signed up to join the ACLU of Colorado since the election. Here's our Executive Director explaining how the tremendous outpouring of support over the last month gives us hope for the fight ahead. Sign up to volunteer with the ACLU of Colorado at: https://aclu-co.org/volunteer/ | Read More
ACLU of Colorado Statement on George Brauchler’s Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in the Johnson Case
Statement of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley: “The ACLU of Colorado is disappointed by Arapahoe County DA George Brauchler’s decision to pursue the death penalty in yet another case, an outlier decision in direct contradiction to movement across Colorado and the rest of the country away from spending limited resources in the pursuit of death. The death penalty is expensive and arbitrary, and every costly trial perpetuates a broken, racially-biased system that can.... | Read More
ACLU Statement on Donald Trump’s Election
11/9/16 In response to Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero had the following statement: “For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been the nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all, no matter who is president. Our role is no different today.” “President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises.... | Read More
Groups to Deliver 1000’s of Signatures to Stop Retrial of Moses-El, an Innocent Man
DENVER: Two days after the launch of an emergency campaign to stop the retrial of Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and now faces a highly controversial retrial by outgoing Denver DA Mitch Morrissey, a coalition of community activist groups and concerned citizens will deliver a petition signed by thousands of Coloradans demanding that Morrissey end this persecution of an innocent man. “Clarence Moses-EL has already spent 28 years in prison for a crime.... | Read More
ACLU of Colorado Voting Rights Telephone Town Hall
On Thursday, October 27th, the ACLU of Colorado, Just Vote! Colorado, Let My People Vote, Mi Familia Vota and Univision conducted a Telephone Town Hall on the new voting laws in Colorado. Thousands of Coloradans joined us for a lively discussion where we answered questions ranging from how to get a replacement ballot to how those experiencing homeless can vote. | Read More