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ACLU Posthumously Honors Colorado Disability Rights Activist Carrie Ann Lucas

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Disability rights advocate Carrie Ann Lucas has a progressive neuromuscular disease. Her personal care assistant Cherish Ross stands in the background.

One of Colorado's fiercest disabilities rights activists will be honored Thursday, posthumously. For decades, attorney Carrie Ann Lucas fought for parents and children with disabilities. She died earlier this year. The ACLU is recognizing her life's work with the Carle Whitehead Memorial Award which is given to someone who has devoted significant time and resources to an important contemporary issue.