The Purple State Report
About This Show
On the Purple State Report, a podcast from the ACLU of Colorado, we discuss the big issues (voting rights, immigration, the war on drugs) affecting your rights and freedoms in Colorado, and we tell you how to get involved. Each episode features information on campaigns, events, and actions that you can take right now to protect your rights. Special episodes include Know Your Rights trainings, client profiles, and interviews with the lawmakers who fight for our civil liberties in one of the last true purple states.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
24. Boulder DA Candidate: Mike Foote
On June 26, Boulder County voters will choose between Michael Dougherty and Mike Foote for District Attorney. In this episode ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director, Denise Maes and Staff Attorney Rebecca Wallace sit down with Boulder District Attorney candidate Mike Foote to discuss immigration, police accountability, and more.
District Attorneys are one of the most influential players in the criminal justice system. They choose who gets charged for which crimes, hold police accountable for misconduct, and provide access to alternatives to incarceration. Fair-minded district attorneys can help bring an end to racially-biased policing, unequal bail practices and mass incarceration, yet elections for DA are often overlooked.
The ACLU does not endorse candidates, but we do encourage all voters to participate and to hold their candidates accountable to civil rights and civil liberties.Read more »