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Civic Stories

Civic Stories

"Thanks to the Civic Syrup toolbox, I realize my new address does indeed change my Congressional Representative! Thank you Civic Syrup! That was easy."

-Gemma L., Lakewood, January 2018

"I want to thank you again for having me on Civic Syrup to talk about volunteer opportunities with the immigrant community here in Colorado. It was wonderful to meet Dan Kowalski and learn more about the issues immigrants are currently facing in the U.S. Dan really knows his stuff and, based on his recommendation, I reached out to the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) to see if I could be of service. I spoke extensively with Brendan Greene at CIRC, who is their Campaigns Director and has quite a resume. After a good bit of discussion, Brendan recommended that I help CIRC with a data analysis project that matches my skills. I am also eager to assist with their Colorado Rapid Response Network for ICE raids and rights abuses, though I will first need some training. Anyway, CIRC seems like a great organization and I am pleased to be able to help them. Thank you again for the civic engagement work that you are doing and the opportunity to show up!"

-Todd Pickton, Denver, June 2017

"I wanted to let you know that your podcast episode on the Colorado Mental Wellness Network with Aubrey Boggs spurred me to take action. I met with Aubrey today about setting up a community meeting or listening session on what is needed to promote maternal mental wellness in the area. I'm now connecting her with maternal mental health advocates that I know. Thanks for your good work."

-Loretta N., Denver, May 2017

"I have PTSD and it is really hard for me to engage in politics. I have meltdowns just thinking about it. But I feel helpless. What can I do that would help that I could handle?" 4 days later: "I remembered to call! I probably put it off because it's a little more grown-up than I'm used to being! But I saved the two representatives' numbers in my phone so it'll be even easier next time! For Salazar I got a voice mail which was very easy but I got a live person for Humenik and that was more scary! I'm not used to voicing my opinions but I did it! It was a big step for me!"

-April Johannesen, Thornton, February 2017

"Visiting Sen. Gardner's office is the way to go! Nice young man in a suit came dashing out, constant phones ringing in the background. He took notes furiously and was impressed that yes, I actually live here and work in a charter school, etc. I gave them a letter as well. He answered questions as best he could and asked if I wanted a response from the Senator. I recommend it to anyone who can visit an office. Next time I go, I want to wait in line."

-Gavin Polhemus, Fort Collins, February 2017

Inspiration + Action

Inspiration + Action

Short Stack: Podcast Episodes 8-12

Short Stack: Podcast Episodes 8-12

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