138 results for tag: activism


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 ...

Take action – support Civil Unions!

Update: On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Colorado legislators made history by voting IN FAVOR of Civil Unions in the state. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this important legislation pass, and all those committed couples who will now be afforded very basic relationship recognition. Onward, friends! Civil Unions, a critical step toward full equality for committed LGBTQ couples across Colorado, suffered a minor setback last year when it was killed in special session. Citizens Project supporters joined with partners and activists statewide to promise that justice will prevail. And with your help, justice will prevail TOMORROW.  ...

Event: Protest Rally at Air Force Academy

On Friday, March 8, 2013, Colorado Springs will be the scene of a protest rally led by celebrated civil rights activist and church and state separation advocate Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF; www.mrff.org). The protest will take place on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the corner of Academy Blvd and Voyager Parkway, near IHOP. Food, beverages, signage, and security will be provided. The event will coincide with International Women’s Day. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation calls on those who stand for religious tolerance as well as sex and gender equality to ...


Mail Bag: A letter to Citizens Project

Dear Citizens Project; I have been remiss in not writing to you sooner to thank you for the outstanding contributions you make to all citizens of our community.  When one reaches their “golden years” and has worked to make a difference their entire lives, it becomes even more of a passion because of the passing of time.   I appreciate what you do from both a personal and professional standpoint.  I have been employed as a speech-language pathologist for thirty-eight years, thirty-five of those in Colorado Springs School District 11.  Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with all populations and age groups ...




Event: Exploring Religious Agendas in Our Public Schools

Wednesday, February 27 6:30pm - registration & networking 7:00pm - program Colorado College, Armstrong Hall - 14 E. Cache la Poudre more info  Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students (kids are free but must have tickets), may be purchased online at: http://rdf-ticketing.myshopify.com or in person at the Colorado College Worner Center or in person at EvolveFISH - 5744 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918  (more…)

Divine Award Celebration honors, inspires

Nearly 150 community members gathered at Citizens Project's Divine Award Celebration on February 5 to honor the 2013 Divine Award recipient, Sharon Friedman. Photos courtesy of Rob Larimer: