Make Colorado a Civil Liberties Safe Zone

Colorado has a tradition of valuing personal freedom and a fair chance for everyone.  Working across partisan lines, our state has made significant strides on criminal justice reform, voting rights, LGBT rights, drug policy, police practices, and the rights of the poor.  There is so much more we need to fight for, and every victory in Colorado will help us win nationwide.  We will never give up, and neither should our leaders.  Colorado and our nation must keep moving forward, not backwards.

Now more than ever, we need all Coloradans to come together in vigilant support of civil rights and liberties for all.  Let’s make all of Colorado “A Civil Liberties Safe Zone!”

Make Colorado a Civil Liberties Safe Zone

3,317 Signed 5,000 Needed

I join the ACLU of Colorado in calling on my statewide leaders and lawmakers to make Colorado a Civil Liberties Safe Zone, by protecting these and other civil liberties:

·         Freedom of speech, protest and press.  Colorado must never tolerate attacks on the rights of all people to gather and express their views in this state, especially when critical of our government or leaders.

·         Voting Rights.  Colorado has some of the best voting laws in the nation, but there are still ways to improve those laws so all adult citizens can vote, and we must hold the line against any form of voter suppression.

·         Rights in the criminal justice system.  Colorado must not accept ongoing mass incarceration, excessive force or racial bias in policing, shortcuts around due process, any expansion of the war on drugs, criminalization of poverty, or excessive punishments on children or adults, including torture, extended solitary confinement, unnecessarily long sentences, and the death penalty.

·         Privacy and Freedom from Government Surveillance.  Colorado boasts a growing technology community that makes our state a focal point for defining privacy rights and holding the line against intrusive government surveillance of our digital and personal lives.

·         Reproductive Rights.  Colorado voters have repeatedly affirmed women’s reproductive freedom, including abortion and contraceptive rights, and it is critical that Colorado remain a safe haven for these rights no matter what happens nationally or in the U.S. Supreme Court.

·         LGBT Rights.  Colorado must not allow hard-won marriage rights to be reversed or dissolved, and discrimination against LGBT persons must be stopped.

·         Immigrant Rights.  Colorado must honor the lives and rights of all people living in our communities, resisting any attempts at mass deportation that would rip families apart, wreck communities and our state economy, and co-opt local police as federal agents.

·         Religious Freedom for All.  Colorado should be a safe place for people of any or no religion, never allowing government to attack any one religion, impose religious practices, or promote discrimination in the name of religion.

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