Citizen Watchdog Training- Grand Junction, CO
Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
Grand Junction, CO
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, September 8, from 9am to 5pm, at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, CO to learn how you can get involved and hold our elected officials accountable.
*Lunch is included*
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.
Citizen Watchdog Training
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
Saturday, September 8, 2012 – Grand Junction, CO
9:00 – 9:30 am – Welcome and Introduction To Citizen Watchdog Program
9:30-10:30 am - Investigative Reporting - Todd Shepherd - CompleteColorado.com
10:30 am – Break
10:45 – 11:45 am - Watchdogging the Green Lobby - Sean Paige - MonkeyWrenchingAmerica.com
12:00-1:15pm – (Lunch & Keynote Speaker) Rick Wagner, talk show host on KNZZ 1100 AM – The Power of Showing Up
1:30 – 2:30 pm –Tracking – Kelly Maher – RevealingPolitics.com
2:30 -3:15pm – Video Journalism – Tracy L. Connors – Politomix.com
3:15 – 3:30 pm - Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm- New Media – Tabitha Hale – Franklin Center
4:30 – 5:00 pm Roundtable discussion
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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.