Our Founding

Announcement Date: July 4, 1992

Citizens Project was founded by Amy Divine and Doug Triggs. About its beginning Amy writes, “The seed of Citizens Project began one morning over bagels and The Gazette at our kitchen table. Amendment 2 was on the horizon, at that point without organized opposition. And we just read that the Pagan speaker on a diversity panel had been uninvited after a local radio program had received eight complaining calls. I thought, ‘If we can generate some calls in response, maybe another view can be heard.’ The idea for Citizens Project was born.” With the help of Richard Skorman they created a small group dedicated the tiny organization (July 4, 1992), the calls began to flood in. Amy and Doug took hundreds of calls that weekend, and that was the real birth of Citizens Project.