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From Bangladesh to Colorado

During his four months fellowship, Touhid will work closely with us at Colorado Common Cause to learn how civic engagement non-profits work in the US, and share his expertise in communications and fundraising with us.

Media & Democracy 06.25.2015

Why Colorado Wants Internet Freedom

Colorado ranks number 4 in technology based economic development. Communities are doing a lot to expand internet access into rural parts of the state to allow for even more of that. These changes will create new opportunities for people living in economically depressed areas, and add rural living to the list of options for entrepreneurs stuck in the city in a gorgeous state like Colorado. But if we lose internet freedom, these opportunities will be available only to the very wealthy or very connected.

Voting & Elections 02.20.2015

“People who don’t have a photo ID must be really healthy”

Suppressing the vote for low-income Coloradans is the last thing we should be doing. We’re already seeing that almost half the number of people who are eligible to vote but don’t are low-income. This segment of our society, one might argue, needs the opportunity to vote the most.

Sunshine Law Refresher

At the start of the Colorado General Assembly session, there was an accusation that a member of the public was not permitted into a press briefing where elected officials were talking about public policy.

01.7.2015

Top 5 Ways to Engage with the Colorado Legislative Session

The top five ways you can engage with the Colorado legislature this session.

Colorado Supreme Court Holding: A Triumph for Transparency

On Monday June 30 the Colorado Supreme Court decided Benefield v. Colorado Republican Party, affirming that members of the public who win access to public documents after going to court to do it are entitled to recover attorney's fees and costs under the Colorado Open Record Act (CORA).

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