Category: Grassroots advocacy

Don’t Be Fooled: Saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Now a Religious Oath, is Always Optional

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s recent refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem has spurred debate over coerced and often perfunctory recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance. In reaction to the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, people started reciting…

Planned Islamaphobic Rally Fizzles in Face of Opposition by Peaceful Mesa County Citizens

Mesa County residents blocked an armed Islamaphobic uprising from materializing today by gathering at a Grand Junction Islamic Center with enthusiasm, lots of free cookies and plenty of big, handmade signs promoting peace, love and diversity. The anti-Islamaphobia rally was held to counter the so-called “Global…

The Crucial History Lesson Behind CO Ballot Initiative #75: the “Community Rights Amendment”

Colorado citizens are now gathering signatures to get Ballot Initiative #75, a groundbreaking constitutional amendment, onto the state wide ballot in November. Business interests have called Initiative #75, also known as the “Right to Local Self-Government” or the “Community Rights Amendment,” an “anti-fracking” initiative, but…