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Nightmares and Tragedies in Immigration Detention

KAMYAR SAMIMI died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on December 2, 2017, 15 days after ICE agents arrested him. Mr. Samimi held a green card and had lived in the U.S. for more than four decades. Within days of his death, ACLU of Colorado sent ICE a request under the Freedom of Information Act for records related to his arrest, detention, and subsequent.... | Read More

News | 07.15.19

2019 Legislative Scorecard

A NOTE FROM PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR DENISE MAES 120 DAYS. That’s how long the 2019 legislative session lasted. And within those 120 days, we plotted an ambitious legislative agenda with 14 proactive bills, of which 13 passed and were signed into law. We championed legislation that will, for the first time in our state’s history, fund comprehensive sex education for.... | Read More

Death Penalty | 06.25.19

Ending a Broken System: A Community Conversation on the Death Penalty

Join the launch of the ACLU campaign to end the death penalty in Colorado! The death penalty is an expensive, arbitrary and unjust government program that risks making irreversible mistakes by executing innocent people, delays justice for victims’ families, and wastes millions of dollars that could save lives and protect the public. Join one of ten discussion.... | Read More

Criminal Justice, Issues | 06.13.19

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

America’s criminal justice system reflects irrational fears stoked by politicians seeking to win election. Pointing to specific policies that are morally problematic and have failed to end the cycle of recidivism, Rachel Barkow argues that reform guided by evidence, not politics and emotions, will reduce crime and reverse mass incarceration. Rachel Elise Barkow.... | Read More

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Vote Like Your Rights Depend On It
Find the information you need to exercise your right to vote, learn about ACLU-CO endorsed ballot initiatives and help us get-out-the-vote! If you're experiencing voter....
Support Real Sex Ed!
The ACLU of Colorado and our partners at Planned Parenthood have been working together to ensure that all Colorado students get the comprehensive sex education they deserve....
Standing Up for Incarcerated Kids in Colorado
The ACLU of Colorado is committed to protecting children who are in the care of the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections (DYC) and to transforming the culture at DYC....
Make Colorado a Civil Liberties Safe Zone
Now more than ever, we need Coloradans to come together in support of civil rights and liberties. Sign the pledge and tell your local and statewide leaders to protect....