Citizen Watchdog Training- Denver, CO
Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
You’ve heard the egregious examples of waste, fraud, and abuse at all levels of government. As citizens we can no longer afford to sit by and wait for the government or mainstream media to fully inform the public about what’s really going on behind closed doors. We have to do it for ourselves!
The time has come for citizen watchdogs to stand up and take action. Are you willing to do what it takes to keep the citizens informed and the government accountable?
Please join us on Saturday, August 11, from 9am to 5pm, at the Crown Plaza downtown Denver, CO to learn how you can get involved and hold our elected officials accountable.
Lunch and parking is included in ticket price.
Parking fees at the Crown Plaza are included in your ticket price!
Make sure you let us know us upon signing in at the training so we give you the ticket for free parking.
The Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity and Americans for Prosperity-Colorado will provide a full day of in-depth training to equip you with the tools and skills to become a more effective activist and citizen watchdog. You will learn how to use investigative reporting skills, how to impact the state and local government budgeting process, and how to advance your message through social media.
9:00 – 9:30am – Welcome and Introduction To Citizen Watchdog Program
9:30-10:15am - Social Media 101: Using New Media to Create Public Pressure
Erik Telford, Franklin Center
10:15-11am- Power of Twitter: Insert Your Voice Into the National Narrative
Michelle Ray, Conservative Daily News, @GaltsGirl
11:00-11:45am – How To Be a Video Activist
Kelly Maher, Revealing Politics
11:45am-Noon - Break
12:00-1:00pm – (Lunch and Keynote Speaker) Mary Katharine Ham, Editor-at-large for HotAir.com
1:00-1:30pm –Michael Brown, Denver Radio Talks show host on 630 KHOW
1:30-2:15pm – Guy Benson, Political Editor at Townhall.com
2:15-2:45pm- Jeff Crank, Americans for Prosperity-Colorado
2:45-3:00pm - Break
3:00-4:15pm – Investigative Reporting: Breaking Stories That Force Change
Todd Shepherd, Independence Institute
4:15-5:00pm- Taking it to the Next Level—Maximizing Your Breaking News Story
David Martosko, Daily Caller
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Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and American's for Prosperity- Colorado
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity identifies, trains, and supports journalists working to detect and expose corruption and incompetence in government at the state and local levels.
Americans for Prosperity- Colorado is a grassroots movement of over 2 million activists nation wide who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom