25 results for tag: equal opportunity


Empowerment through Civic Engagment

by Courtney Stone Courtney Stone is the Community Organizing Manager at the Independence Center. She gave this speech at the 2015 Creating Community Breakfast. My name is Courtney Stone and I am a community organizer at The Independence Center. My job is to work to empower people with disabilities to live independent lives and one of the best ways to begin feeling empowered is to become civically engaged. Whether it’s volunteering or voting, investing in our community only makes us individually and collectively stronger. Citizen’s Project mission is similar to my own, which is why I’m so happy to work together on the Pikes Peak ...





#IHeartCOS

If you love Colorado Springs (and we know you do) join Citizens Project and the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition to spread the love today in our city: Follow the action on Twitter and use #IHeartCOS to share your own reasons for loving this city Change your own profile picture to the image at the right Take a selfie and share with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers why you ♥ Colorado Springs Finally check out this Buzzfeed article to see why others love Colorado Springs and maybe get some inspiration yourself! We believe in the transformative power of language. By changing the conversation about our community, we can change our ...


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The VRA and the Path to Freedom

by Lionel Washington, Citizens Project Board Member The US Supreme Court is hearing a case from Shelby County Alabama challenging the 1965 Voting Rights Act on the grounds it violates Tenth Amendment to Constitution protecting states’ rights.  Shelby County argues that the section 5 provision of the Voting Rights Act calling for pre-clearance from the Federal Government to review any changes to that state’s voting laws that might be discriminatory in nature or disenfranchise a specific group of voters. Shelby County also argues that the VRA does not reflect the modern values of Shelby County and the Supreme Court should overturn the VRA to ...