The ACLU of Colorado called upon the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and Colorado Attorney General to investigate reports (first made public in a May 11, 2006 USA Today article) that telephone companies were voluntarily divulging private phone records to the National Security Agency without a warrant or other court process. The ACLU of Colorado joined over twenty other states that requested an investigation or filed a complaint with their state agencies. In addition, the ACLU of Colorado went to a Colorado Public Utilities Commission public hearing and gave a statement upon delivering over 1800 petitions calling for an immediate investigation into the warrantless surveillance program.

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Taylor Pendergrass, ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney