We work to improve the lives of all Coloradans by acting as the collective voice and content clearinghouse for the progressive movement. Our work is grounded in equality, fairness, opportunity and responsibility. We leverage the full scope of digital and traditional media to promote a more progressive state, correct misinformation and hold elected officials accountable. We are the public relations shop for progressive organizations in Colorado, and we promote our allies and values while pushing back on bad policy and bad behavior from the right wing.
ProgressNow Colorado Education was founded in 2003 with a vision of harnessing new online technologies as a way to foster civic engagement. ProgressNow Colorado Education has evolved with the changes in the online space and continues to make innovation a central focus of our work. Throughout our history we have consistently been on the leading edge of new technological innovations--for example, we created online videos before YouTube existed.
We engage every time, even when it's not comfortable. Days before the 2016 elections, we took action against a Democratic district attorney to keep Clarence Moses-EL, an innocent man, from going back to prison. We educated Coloradans about the murder of transgender teenager Angie Zapata, and the groundbreaking trial of her killer under Colorado's hate crime statute. Later, we collaborated with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative to reframe the word "Obamacare" positively and educate young people about health insurance exchanges.
ProgressNow Colorado is a fierce advocate for transparency in government and accountability of elected officials to ensure that our democracy works for all hardworking Coloradans. ProgressNow has been a champion for marginalized and underserved people who just want the same opportunity to succeed as everyone else. Year after year, this organization drives innovative digital solutions that support dozens of organizations working to provide a better quality of life for their constituents. ProgressNow is a leader in the communications field, a valued strategist for nonprofits, and a clever raconteur and provocateur extraordinaire.
- Denise Whinnen
Director - Colorado Strategies, Gill Foundation - Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado
"Progress Now Colorado was integral to the success of the Prop 106 campaign. Their attention to detail and ability to identify and quickly produce compelling digital content made a real impact. They aided in dispelling misconceptions around a very difficult topic. Progress Now's digital expertise can be the difference maker for advocacy campaigns as the importance of social media and online content continues to grow. They are fun, laid back and great to work with!"
Coalition Director, YES! on Colorado End of Life Options
ProgressNow Colorado Education is one of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains' strongest allies and most collaborative coalition partners. ProgressNow Colorado Education has shown impressive support for PPRM by speaking on our behalf to journalists, amplifying our messages on social media, and creating petitions to support us. We know we can always count on ProgressNow Colorado Education. ProgressNow Colorado Education continues to be an significant and credible voice on behalf of the reproductive choice community. We couldn't do the work we do on behalf of reproductive rights and health in Colorado without the partnership with ProgressNow Colorado Education.
- Cathy Alderman
Vice President Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains