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  • 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.

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Statement of ACLU-CO Executive Director on Hickenlooper’s Decision to Grant Reprieve to Dunlap

May 22, 2013

“The ACLU of Colorado applauds the Governor for recognizing real inequities in the death penalty and for acting affirmatively to halt movement towards execution of Nathan Dunlap.

“Killing Nathan Dunlap would do nothing to prevent crime, add to public safety, or bring back the lives that were lost. There will never be a way to guarantee a fair and just death penalty, and every execution perpetuates an arbitrary system that can and does make irreversible mistakes.

“The ACLU of Colorado remains committed to permanent repeal of the death penalty. We are very encouraged by the Governor’s call for a further examination of the issue, and we stand ready to facilitate public debate about the use of the death penalty and the many ethical, legal, and moral problems it presents.”

ACLU Death Penalty Fact Sheet

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