Denver

  • Denver ‘Clean-ups’ Displace 100+ Unhoused Residents Amid Health Crisis

    April 30, 2020
    Denver, CO – On Thursday morning, Denver city employees including police officers will be telling the more than 100 unhoused people living in the downtown city blocks near the homeless shelters that they need to pack up and move. The city posted notices around the…...
  • Canada Consulate in Denver Met by Dozens in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

    March 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – A coalition of environmental and Indigenous rights groups crowd the sidewalk outside the downtown Denver Energy Center where on the 26th floor, resides the Consulate General of Canada. As part of a solidarity call-to-action, activists hope to bring awareness to the Wet’suwet’en…...
  • Housing First Advocates Protest USICH Director Marbut’s Visit to Denver

    February 21, 2020
    Denver, CO – The day after President Donald Trump descended on Colorado Springs Thursday for a rally, Robert Marbut Jr., the new U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Director, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson are reportedly meeting with Denver’s Mayor Michael Hancock today, February 21.…...
  • Another Immigrant Claims Sanctuary from Deportation in Colorado

    February 14, 2020
    Denver, CO – Like others who have claimed sanctuary from deportation, Jorge Araiza Ávila decided to skip his appointment with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official on December 10, 2019, and instead, took refuge at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah. On…...
  • Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

    February 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) signed into law by Mayor Michael Hancock during his first term in 2012. When investigating…...
  • Bringing Poor People Back to the Forefront on MLK Day

    January 20, 2020
    Denver, CO – On January 20, 1986, the first nationwide celebrations took place in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, nearly 20 years after his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. This year on the 35th annual celebration of Dr. King, the…...
  • Climate Activists Arrested for Disrupting Colorado Governor’s Speech

    January 14, 2020
    UPDATE (1/25/20): The Denver District Attorney’s office said on Thursday that they will seek to dismiss the charges of the 33 people arrested. The five minors who were cited have already had their charges dismissed. Denver, CO – On Thursday, 33 people were arrested at…...
  • Judge Rules Denver’s Camping Ban Unconstitutional, Dismisses Jerry Burton’s Ban Ticket

    January 3, 2020
    Denver, CO – Jerry Burton has been living on and off the streets since around 1983 when he left the Marine Corps. During his periods of surviving outside in Denver, he has received three tickets for violating the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance, also known as the…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Pardoned After 2+ Years Claiming Sanctuary

    December 28, 2019
    Boulder, CO – Colorado Governor Jared Polis, on Monday, pardoned undocumented mother Ingrid Encalada Latorre, among others. Encalada Latorre has been claiming sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder for more than two years, and in September she gave birth to her third child…...
  • Advocates Demand Denver Protect Rights of People Without Homes

    October 21, 2019
    Denver, CO – In the afternoon of October 21, 2019, local advocacy group Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), along with other social justice and human rights groups, held a rally outside City Hall to continue to demand that the city government take action in support…...