Citizens Project is an advocate that challenges our whole community to embrace equity, inclusion, and justice. We ensure everyone is included in the local political process through civic engagement work. We monitor local and state government to ensure they uphold our values, and we keep our community informed.
We must always have oversight and transparency in our local government and public spaces to ensure everyone is protected. Citizens Project provides an outlet for fighting discriminatory legislation that affects our region, and we keep the community informed about local policies. We are a watchdog for public spaces, we activate the community to effect change, and we promote policies that protect everyone.
Resources to get a voter guide to every voter in our region; volunteers to monitor schools and legislative bodies.
Only 38% of registered voters participated in the 2019 Coordinated Election, and only 37% participated in the 2019 City Election. These numbers are much lower than voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election, where turnout in El Paso County was 83%. Citizens Project works to make sure people are as engaged locally as they are nationally. We believe that the work to build a vibrant democracy starts at home, which is why we help people engage with and understand local issues.
“Citizens Project actively protects equality in our community — I feel better about my place locally knowing they are watching out for my values!” — Cynthia Nimerichter