Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on the passing of Dr. Vincent Harding

“The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado mourns the loss of Dr. Vincent Harding, one of the nation’s most treasured civil rights leaders and a true champion of civil liberties.

“As a writer, a teacher, and an activist, Dr. Harding used reason, logic, empathy, and love to peacefully combat hate, ignorance, and intolerance.  Dr. Harding challenged his students and colleagues to examine society’s institutions and question whether they met the standards of equality and justice outlined in our nation’s founding documents.   Through the Veterans of Hope Project, Dr. Harding spread the stories of struggle and triumph that helped shape the civil rights movement to a younger generation, so that they could continue the quest for a more perfect democratic society.

“We pass on our sincerest condolences to Dr. Harding’s family, friends, colleagues, and students.  His incomparable legacy will live on through the lives he touched and the many minds he helped to shape.”

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