Monday, December 1, 2014

Citizens Project leader to give fond farewell

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 10:28 AM

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Kristy Milligan, the executive director of the Citizens Project and its longest-serving staffer, is leaving the organization for a job at Rocky Mountain PBS.

The Citizens Project is holding a party to celebrate her legacy on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media at 315 E. Costilla Street.

Citizens Project began in 1992 as a reaction to powerful forces in the community that backed an anti-gay agenda. The founders wanted a more accepting voice in the community.

Since then, the organization has branched out into many forms of community-building. You may have seen the Citizens Project's voter guides in our paper near elections, or recognize their ads touting Colorado Springs' growing acceptance of diversity. (Actually, some of those ads caused some controversy early on.) The organization describes itself this way :

Citizens Project is a local grassroots organization dedicated to defending and promoting equality, religious freedom, and respect for diversity – the principles on which our nation was founded. We educate the community through our online newsletter and nonpartisan voter guides, we monitor local government and public schools to ensure that rights and freedoms are upheld, and we mobilize residents to make their voices heard.

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