Lessons from the March on Washington

Today, as we watch Congress fail to pass legislation necessary to furthering equality in the U.S., we should remember the March on Washington. When Congress and the President failed to act on civil rights, citizens took action. In his article, Julian Zelitzer argues that congress in 1963 was comparable to congress today; it was seen as a do-nothing body caught in the nitty-gritty of politics, failing to do something meaningful. The March on Washington, combined with the other grass-roots protests, was a shining example of how gridlock can be brought to an end and how ...

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Then and Now: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Source: Huffington Post

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50 Years Later: Whither the Moral Arc of the Universe?

This Huffington Post article challenges us to think about how this country has changed since the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. How far have we come? Where have we regressed and where do we still need work?  Equality is not yet a reality in any community; racial equality, LGBT rights, religious freedom, and more all still need to be fought for in our country.  

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The Face of Immigration

Citizens Project was recently involved in the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum's Everybody Welcome Week. We attended the immigration symposium and learned a lot about the realities of immigration and the military, economy, and education system. In learning about the path to comprehensive immigration reform, we were reminded what the real face of immigration looks like: hardworking families and young students who want an equal opportunity for education and a good future. Recently, a non-profit based in Houston launched a campaign for undocumented students to share their ...

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The Religion Map of Congress Members

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/religion-map-congress_n_3785117.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

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Interesting Article on the Evangelical ad-buy for immigration reform

The Evangelical Immigration Table has expressed clear support for comprehensive immigration reform. Advocates of reform with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants aim to influence the many Republicans who have opposed such reform measures. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/immigration-reform-evangelicals_n_3785527.html?utm_hp_ref=immigration

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Welcome to Citizens Project’s New Inspiration Blog!

Citizens Project is excited to announce the creation of a new page on our site! Here we will post news, articles, pictures, etc., that we find inspirational and relevant to our mission. Oftentimes, we will post blogs or articles that have made us think critically about recent events; such posts do not necessarily reflect Citizens Project values, but we do find them valuable for the sake of engaging our minds more deeply in relevant current issues.  With that, we are excited about the creation of this page and we hope you are too.  So, check here if you want a laugh, a ...

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