Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

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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