Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announces a new public-private partnership to address an increase in hate crimes in Colorado. Pictured left to right: Paul Henrion, NAACP Aurora Branch; Scott Levin, ADL Mountain States Region; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser; Jason Marsden, Matthew Shepard Foundation; the Rev. Amanda Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado; and Rex Fuller and Johnny Humphrey, the Center on Colfax.

Hate Crime Coalition, Attorney General launch effort to counter hate crimes in Colorado

The Colorado Coalition Against Hate, a statewide coalition led by the ADL Mountain States Region, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced plans on Nov. 18 to launch a public-private partnership to address an increase in hate crimes in Colorado. The announcement came less than a week after the FBI’s annual hate crime report recorded a 16% increase in hate crimes

Support ADL on Colorado Gives Day!

Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day and support ADL’s Mountain States Region! ADL’s mission to stand up and speak out against anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of hate is more critical than ever.  On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, join thousands of donors in supporting nonprofits – like ADL – on Colorado Gives Day. Visit our donation page at

Get your 2020 Positive Impact! calendar today!

Get your 2020 Positive Impact! calendar now! The ADL Mountain States Regional Office is pleased to offer you the NEW 2020 Calendar edition of Positive Impact! This unique calendar provides ideas and resources with sections in English and Spanish. The 2020 Calendar of Observances includes brief explanations of each cultural observance. Click here to view the calendar.  Click here for

HATE CRIME REPORTS IN COLORADO INCREASED WHILE REPORTS NATIONWIDE SLIGHTLY DECREASED IN 2018

Hate crimes directed at individuals based on their race, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability increased in Colorado, according to the FBI’s 2018 hate crime report. DENVER, CO, November 12, 2019 … The number of reported hate crimes in Colorado increased by 16 percent between 2017 and 2018 while the number of reported cases nationwide slightly decreased, according to the

Save the Date! 2020 Civil Rights Awards Reception

Join ADL for the 2020 Civil Rights Awards Reception, honoring Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and Emma Shinn, Esq., Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Colorado Name Change Project. More information coming soon! For sponsorship opportunities, contact ADL Associate Director of Development Jordan Alvillar at mountainstates@adl.org or 303-830-7177.

NEWS

Countering Hate with Research, Response and Kindness – ADL Experts Interviewed for 9News Series

ADL’s No Place for Hate Initiative was featured as part of a recent 9News series on white supremacy and extremism in Colorado that also included stories in which ADL experts were interviewed on tracking extremists and combating hate. ADL Mountain States Associate Education Director Dan Cohen, Senior Associate Director Jeremy Shaver and ADL investigative researcher Joanna Mendelsohn are all featured

Hate Crime Coalition, Attorney General launch effort to counter hate crimes in Colorado

The Colorado Coalition Against Hate, a statewide coalition led by the ADL Mountain States Region, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced plans on Nov. 18 to launch a public-private partnership to address an increase in hate crimes in Colorado. The announcement came less than a week after the FBI’s annual hate crime report recorded a 16% increase in hate crimes

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ADL Dinner Honors Chotin Family with 2019 Torch of Liberty Award

  On November 6, ADL hosted hundreds of community members at its annual dinner to celebrate as ADL’s Torch of Liberty award was presented to Robin and Steven Chotin, along with their children, Mauri Chotin Zemachson, Whitney Chotin Wolz and Ross Chotin. The Chotins, whose name is synonymous with leadership and philanthropy, have led and supported numerous organizations with far-reaching

Hate Crimes Legislation: ADL Testifies in Wyoming

  ADL Mountain States Regional Director Scott Levin testified in Casper this month before the Wyoming Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about hate crimes in Wyoming and across the country. “Hate crimes are message crimes. It is necessary to provide training to and mandate reporting by law enforcement, and it is past time for Wyoming to

EVENTS

Save the Date! 2020 Civil Rights Awards Reception

Join ADL for the 2020 Civil Rights Awards Reception, honoring Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and Emma Shinn, Esq., Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Colorado Name Change Project. More information coming soon! For sponsorship opportunities, contact ADL Associate Director of Development Jordan Alvillar at mountainstates@adl.org or 303-830-7177.

ADL in ABQ – An Evening with Ken Jacobson

Join ADL for a free insider briefing featuring ADL Deputy National Director Kenneth Jacobson. Ken joined ADL in 1971 and is its longest serving professional. He has written and spoken extensively on many areas of expertise including anti-Semitism, Israel, international affairs and civil rights.

Co-sponsored by JCC Albuquerque and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico. Registration is required for this free event. A dessert reception will follow the program.