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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TOWN SQUARE PODCAST: EXAMINING PRIVILEGE: CITIZENS PROJECT 2019 CREATING COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

TOWN SQUARE: 23 EXAMINING PRIVILEGE: CITIZENS PROJECT 2019 CREATING COMMUNITY BREAKFAST The Citizens Project 2019 Creating Community Breakfast, featuring speakers from community organizations and conversations examining our privilege and ways we can use it. Idris Goodwin’s American Prom: Springs Mag interview CS Indy interview Gazette interview Spirettes band Instagram: @spirettes Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute Twitter: @RMWFF Instagram: rmwfilm Julissa Molina Soto: Documentary  Program video by Lauren Ferrara Storytelling YOU can contribute ...

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God & Constitutions

By: Ken Burrows State constitutions go astray on linking religion and government Because they knew from their own European history and experience that mingling religion with government leads to divisive, discriminatory and sometimes bloody consequences, our Founders drew up and approved a Constitution that was, and is, scrupulously neutral toward religion. The document never once mentions God or any other version of a supreme being and neither requires nor advises a belief in same. This was by intent. Even though including references to religious belief in the Constitu...

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2018 Get Out The Vote

Help us reach more than 10,000 underrepresented voters this election! Postcard writing is an easy, fun way to contribute in a positive way to our community. See you there!

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LGBT Community Roundtable

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Religious prejudice torpedoes Navy chaplain

By Ken Burrows In March this year, a chaplain with a master’s degree from a Texas Christian University Divinity School and a theological history degree from Oxford University was refused an appointment as U.S. Navy Chaplain, despite the fact that a Navy Chaplain Advisory Board had initially approved the appointment. Why the rejection? A key factor appears to have been pressure from 22 U.S. Senators and 45 members of the U.S. House who claimed chaplain Jason Heap was not religious enough because he is a humanist. In that same month a U.S. District Court ordered ...

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No easy answer when it’s religion vs. health care

by Ken Burrrows In his October 2017 Memorandum on Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that religious freedom must specifically include “the right to act or abstain from action in accordance with one’s religious beliefs.” [emphasis in original] His memo went on to suggest that religious freedom should be virtually free of restraint or compromise, a sort of super right above all other rights. But other freedoms in America that are deeply cherished are subject to select limitations. Freedom of speech famously does ...

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