Civil Rights

Civil Rights Committee

ACLU Speaker Coming to Durango on Oct. 3!


SUPPORTED BY CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE“Protecting the Constitution in the Age of Trump.”  Dr. Kathleen Hyne from the American Civil Liberties Union is speaking.  This is a presentation free and open to the public.

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09/09/18: Defend Durango’s Homeless

ACTION:   Communicate with Durango City Council about safety concerns of the homeless community due to: 1) potential health risks associated with the dog park at the former uranium mill, and 2) ceasing the requirement for the homeless to set up and break down their tents every day.

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2/14: American Disabilities Act Is Under Attack-House Vote Thursday

HOUSE BILL #620:  (so called)  ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017  VOTE NO;  if passed, it will go to the Senate
BACKGROUND:  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is once again under attack.  

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9/14: Vote NO on  ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action,

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8/24: Stand up for Tolerance and Diversity

On August 11, 2017, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, a “Unite the Right” Rally occurred. A white supremacist used his car to mow down counter protestors, killing one woman, injuring 20 others, and two police officers monitoring the rally died in a helicopter crash.

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6/2: Attend the Real Boy Film Screening on June 8!

You are invited to attend a movie about transgender issues entitled: “Real Boy”with a panel discussion to follow. This movie is sponsored by the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity.

“Real Boy” is the coming-of-age story of Bennett,

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5/30: Thank You Sen. Bennet for LGBTQ Legislation!

Thank you to Senator Bennet for Re-introduction of LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.Every American should have the right to enjoy the protections and opportunities of citizenship regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Equality Act of 2017 should ban discrimination in employment,