June 2020 Primary Election

The Colorado State Primary determines who will be on the ballot for the general election. You may only vote for candidates within one party. See our voter guide below to learn more!

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2020 NACOLE Academic Symposium

Preliminary Report, 4/10/20 Since the police-involved shooting of De’Von Bailey on Aug 3, 2019, there have been community divisions in Colorado Springs. De’Von’s death and related events brought about significant local, state and national media coverage. Public protests have disrupted events. Police department and city officials have been criticized for their response. Neighborhood residents, concerned community members, and law enforcement leaders have found themselves at odds on how to heal from this trauma, repair mistrust, and come together for real ...

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Democracy in the Time of COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, much is at risk, including our democracy. The Colorado Legislative Session has been put on hold until March 30, and will likely meet again next week only long enough to vote to extend the break. Although all sides agree that lawmaking must be put on hold for the sake of public safety, there is disagreement on how the session will continue. Will the session be resumed later on to ensure 120 consecutive days of lawmaking? Or will a special session be called, limiting the issues that can be addressed during the session? No matter what the ...

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Count. Be Counted. Census 2020

Facts and myths about the 2020 Census. Learn history, implications, and how you can get involved! Want to volunteer to help get out the count? Email joy@citizensproject.org for more!

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Know Your Rights: Interacting with Law Enforcement

Earlier this month, Citizens Project cohosted a training with the ACLU of Colorado called Know Your Rights- Interactions with Law Enforcement. Jessica Howard from the ACLU came down to Colorado Springs from Denver to give a training on how people can protect themselves from police harassment and dangerous interactions, in addition to how bystanders can help de-escalate and monitor police encounters. This conversation comes at a vital time in Colorado Springs, after the police murder of De’Von Bailey this summer. This conversation is only one small piece in the work ...

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A Wrap on the 2019 Coordinated Election

Every local election cycle, Citizens Project engages in voter education and outreach efforts. We attempt to reach as many voters as possible across districts, particularly those with low turnout. The focus of these educational efforts is nonpartisan civic engagement. That said, post election results are also vital to understand, and we need to stay engaged, even when the media buzz has ended.   In this episode of Civic Circle, we address what happened this election. We are joined by Citizens Project’s Executive Director Deb Walker. Deb will talk about some of the ...

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TABOR, Proposition CC, National Popular Vote, and Ranked Choice Voting Explained

In this episode, we bring you a recap of our event we co-hosted with CONO (Council of Neighbors and Organizations). We hosted presentations and roundtable discussions on upcoming local and state ballot measures in Colorado. Deb Walker from Citizens Project discussed TABOR and how it was founded, in addition to how it impacts us today. She also outlined Prop CC and National Popular Vote, both upcoming measures voters will make a decision on. We also welcomed Linda Templin from Ranked Choice Voting for Colorado, who discusses this new system and places around the ...

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Peak Town Square: Expanding Freedoms for the LGBT Community: Results from the 2019 Legislative Session

In this episode, we present an overview of bills that impact LGBT rights in Colorado. We are joined by Alexander Wamboldt from Inside Out Youth Services, who discusses the impact these bills will have on LGBT youth in the Pikes Peak region. This is the second episode in our podcast series outlining bills that Citizens Project took stances on this past Legislative Session. Listen to interviews from activists, politicians, and community members to learn more about how these bills were passed and how they impact our community. Read our Legislator Report Card in ...

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Peak Town Square: Expanding Voter Access and Ensuring Democratic Elections: Results from the 2019 Legislative Session

In this episode, we welcome Andrea Wilkins, who discusses bills from the 2019 Colorado General Assembly that impact voter rights and access. Andrea works with the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan group working on behalf of all voters to ensure a free and fair democracy.   This is the second episode in our podcast series outlining bills that Citizens Project took stances on this past Legislative Session. Listen to interviews from activists, politicians, and community members to learn more about how these bills were passed and how they impact our community. League ...

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TOWN SQUARE PODCAST: POLICING AND INCARCERATION IN COLORADO: RESULTS FROM THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

This is the first episode in our podcast series outlining bills that Citizens Project took stances on this past Legislative Session. Listen to interviews from activists, politicians, and community members to learn more about how these bills were passed and how they impact our community. In this episode, we have two guests: Senator Pete Lee from El Paso County District 11, and Siena Mann from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, both here to talk about bills they worked on passing in the legislature. We talk about the following bills this episode (all ...

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