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Reclaiming American Values

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.”  ~Eleanor Roosevelt In an environment that becomes increasingly politically polarized with each passing week, it can be challenging to both hold resolutely to values and to create a community in which lofty concepts like “truth,” “justice,” and “patriotism” do not necessarily belong to one group over others. And yet, at Citizens Project, ...

“Over”: Citizens Project launches provocative campaign

You might have already seen our brightly colored billboards all over town! Citizens Project recently launched the 2015 awareness campaign, "Over." In thought provoking and visually appealing messages, Citizens Project challenges the individuals in the Pikes Peak region to consider what values they hold most dear. So, what do YOU believe in? We are grateful for the generosity of Lunchbucket Creative, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and the Colorado Springs Independent for making this possible.  

VIDEO: Citizens Project Vision for the Future, 2015

This video was featured at the June 2015 Creating Community Breakfast. Featuring interviews from Jody Alyn, Don DeAngelis, Alison Garscadden, Bernie Herpin, Rosemary Lytle, Mary Lou Makepeace, Jan Martin, and Jariah Walker. Citizens Project is excited to be a vital part of the future of the Pikes Peak region! We invite you to be a part of OUR future!



Becoming Whole

By Sarah Musick I had a lovely childhood. I sincerely did. My parents were hardworking, god-fearing, loving people with big imaginations. They taught my siblings and I that “If you can dream it, you can find a way to make it happen.” They took the twenty acres my grandfather gave them and built a stunning log cabin. It took them five years to complete. They cut 115 straight, tall, poplar trees to build our home. In hindsight, they wanted their children to be like those poplar trees. Straight. And tall. I aspired to follow in the footsteps of my father and my father’s father and become a Southern Baptist preacher. I couldn’t because I ...


Madison and Jefferson v. Scalia and Thomas on Church-State Separation

by Ken Burrows The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This despite the fact the practice causes a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to. Justice Anthony Kennedy in writing the Greece opinion insisted it ...

6 Unique Ways to Make a Difference and Support Citizens Project!

We've comprised a list of fun ways for you to help support Citizens Project and our mission, check them out: 1. Invite Citizens Project to come speak at your group or club meetings. We are experts on voting, anti-bullying measures, religious freedom and legal issues, and we can provide many ways to get involved in the community. Send us an email to find out how we can work together! 2. Donate to Citizens Project through AmazonSmile. Citizens Project 3. Do you have a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other gift-giving event coming up? Ask that donations be made to Citizens Project in lieu of traditional gifts. ...

Creating Community Breakfast Raises over $51,000

More than 500 community members gathered to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s tenth annual Creating Community Breakfast.  The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, and religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. This event raised over $51,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Citizens Project Online News, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. Corporate ...