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Raising Civic Awareness

The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) promotes the education of the residents of Colorado regarding the value of civic engagement and the importance of government by law.

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The four pillars of the rule of law are enshrined in the U.S and Colorado Constitution.

Government Powers are Divided:

The powers and responsibilities of the United States government are divided among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches —Articles I, II, and III, U.S. Constitution

The powers of the government of Colorado are divided into three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial — Article III, Colorado Constitution

Both Constitutions Guarantee Individual Rights:

Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, right of petition, right to bear arms, protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, right to jury trials, and prohibition of excessive fines and punishments —Amendments 1-10, U.S. Constitution, and parts of Sections 4-24, Colorado Constitution

Due Process of Law is a Cornerstone of Both Constitutions:

“No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” —Amendment 5, U.S. Constitution

“No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property, without dure process of law.” Section 25, Colorado Constitution

The Laws Apply Equally to Everyone:

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” —Amendment 14, U.S. Constitution

“Courts of justice shall be open to every person, and a speedy remedy for every injury to person, property or character…” Section 6, Colorado Constitution


Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 15. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joined this celebration (December 15, 2015) in an exclusive Google Hangout interview with questions presented by local 5th grade students. This event is presented in partnership with Liberty Day Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young Americans about our nation's founding documents!

Civic Engagement

Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute
Leadership Training, Civic Literacy, and Civic Participation

Liberty Day Institute
Introducing Students to American Government

Contact Us

Colorado Office of the Attorney General
Office of Community Engagement (OCE)
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 6th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

Matt Baca | Director | Office of Community Engagement
720-508-6565 (Direct)

Taylor Hillhouse | Program Assistant
720-508-6194 (Direct)