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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 18: "Thirty People Have to Go."
Colorado’s largest newspaper, The Denver Post, recently announced it would cut a third of its newsroom staff. John sits down with Noelle Phillips a Denver Post reporter and Vice Chair of the Denver Newspaper Guild to talk about the recent layoffs, the role of journalism in holding our public officials accountable, Sinclair-owned tv stations, and “fake news.” Also, an update from Stephen on the Live and Let Live Bill.
Call to Action:
If your Colorado driver’s license has been canceled because of court debt in a traffic case you couldn’t afford, contact Becca Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-402-3115.
Call to Action:
Contact the Joint Budget Committee and urge them to focus on the education and well-being of students and not an increased police presence.
Sen. Dominick Moreno: email@example.com 303.866.4857
Sen. Kevin Lundberg: firstname.lastname@example.org 303.866.4853
Sen. Ken Lambert: email@example.com 303.866.4835
Rep. Millie Hamner: firstname.lastname@example.org 303.866.2952
Rep. Bob Rankin: email@example.com 303.866.2949
Rep. Dave Young: firstname.lastname@example.org 303.866.2929
Contact the corporate owners of The Denver Post:
Alton Global Capital: 212-418-6865
Digital First Media CEO Guy Gilmore: 651-717-7377
The Purple State Report is brought to you by the ACLU of Colorado. Our show was produced by Vanessa Michel, John Krieger and Alejandra Garza with original theme music by Pablo Novelas. Additional music by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. For more information visit our website at aclu-co.org. If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes email us at email@example.com.