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.
The Constitution protects Americans’ right to due process of law and humane treatment during incarceration regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The more people know about how public servants make decisions and spend tax dollars, the less vulnerable they are to deception and abuse by government officials. Continue reading
The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of due process and equal protection to every person in this country, regardless of their immigration status. Continue reading
Everyone in this country has the right to be included in the promises and protections of the Constitution, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue reading
Privacy & Technology
The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures, but rapidly advancing technological capabilities and outdated laws have nevertheless left Americans’ private lives vulnerable to government intrusion. Continue reading
The ACLU of Colorado works to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied them on the basis of race. Continue reading
The ACLU protects individuals’ right to make informed decisions free from government interference about whether and when to become a parent, and to be given access to the full range of reproductive health care. Continue reading
Student and Youth Rights
Constitutional protections are not reserved solely for those over 18. Students and youth have civil liberties that must be respected. Continue reading
The right to vote, and to have one's vote accurately and fairly counted, is a fundamental right of all American citizens. Continue reading