Libertarian Resources

Reason

"Reason is the monthly print magazine of 'free minds and free markets.' It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity…. Reason Online is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics and culture. It also contains the full text of past issues of the print edition of Reason. Reason Online is entirely free…. Reason and Reason Online are editorially independent publications of the Reason Foundation, a national, non-profit research and educational organization." http://reason.com   http://reason.org/

CRAG - Citizens for Responsible Aurora Government

"Citizens for Responsible Aurora Government, or CRAG, is a [non-partisan] citizens group dedicated to accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility in the city of Aurora, Colorado. Activities include attending and presenting at council meetings, attending citizens' boards, generating press releases and attempting to hold city council accountable to the citizens of Aurora." Activist members of CRAG have successfully backed down RTD and their proposed state wide tax increase, as well as beat Aurora's recent 2B proposal on the 2012 ballot. http:// www.cragaurora.com

ECOG - Englewood Citizens for Open Government

"ECOG is a [non-partisan] group of people involved in the Englewood community, concerned with transparency, openness, accessibility, and accountability in our government in order to uphold the constitutional rights of the people of Englewood, by providing a non-partisan approach to the collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of information to our community. 'We want Englewood to be the best little city in Colorado.'" http://englewoodcitizens.org/

CUT - Colorado Union of Taxpayers

A non-partisan group, founded in 1976, CUT requests state legislators sign a pledge to: "to honor and uphold the spirit as well as the letter of TABOR [Taxpayer Bill Of Rights] … to oppose any new net tax increase… to limit government spending to growth of Colorado population and inflation… to support the refund of surplus taxes to the citizens of Colorado, proportional to their contributions… to support prioritizing the budget by shifting spending from lower valued programs to the higher priorities, and not fund spending with new net taxes… to support educational alternatives such as vouchers to create competition and improve student results at a lower cost… to support privatization of government departments and function, to make them more efficient and less expensive… to defend private property rights from 'takings' by government or by regulation… to oppose unauthorized payroll deductions that are used for political purposes… to support the citizen's right to petition with rules as non-restrictive as possible." CUT scores these elected officials on their voting record and posts these findings on their web site. http://www.coloradotaxpayer.org

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