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Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, we engage in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government--like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech. As Wired magazine said, the Institute for Justice “helps individuals subject to wacky government regulations.”

Simply put, we challenge the government when it stands in the way of people trying to earn an honest living, when it unconstitutionally takes away individuals' property, when bureaucrats instead of parents dictate the education of children, and when government stifles speech. We seek a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

We have accomplished a great deal since our founding in 1991. You may have seen our clients, cases and attorneys featured frequently in the national media, such as ABC News 20/20 or the CBS News program 60 Minutes. As Investor's Business Dailyobserved, "The Institute for Justice's influence is being felt across the nation."
Americans for Prosperity- Colorado:
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state, and federal levels. The grassroots activists of AFP advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. To that end, AFP supports:
  • Cutting taxes and government spending in order to halt the encroachment of government in the economic lives of citizens by fighting proposed tax increases and pointing out evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Tax and Expenditure Limitations to promote fiscal responsibility.
  • Removing unnecessary barriers to entrepreneurship and opportunity by sparking citizen involvement in the regulatory process early on in order to reduce red tape.
  • Restoring fairness to our judicial system.
Young Americans for Liberty:
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the continuation of Students for Ron Paul (SFP). In less than 8 months, SFP established over 500 college and high school chapters in all 50 states and over 26,000 students joined the Ron Paul 2008 campaign.

With this network, YAL seeks to recruit, train, educate, and mobilize students on the ideals of liberty and the Constitution. This is not a new beginning but a continuation of a youth movement already brewing in this country. Our objective is to facilitate its success.

The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to train, educate, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.
The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest continuous-running women's film festival in North America. It showcases documentary, feature, short and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth. The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival honors films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation.

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival was the brainchild of Donna Guthrie and Jere Martin. After attending the Telluride Film Festival in 1986, Jere says they were inspired to “create a film festival of our own, centered on women’s stories; whether it was a film about a woman or a film by a woman, with a great passion for some subject.”

The community whole-heartedly embraced the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and twenty-three years later the festival employs an Executive Director, relies on almost forty volunteers and welcomes over 1,000 people to their 3-day festival each November.
Front Range Objectivism:

Front Range Objectivism (FRO) is an organization dedicated to understanding and advocating Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.
  • Supper Talks: FROST (Front Range Objectivism Supper Talks) brings nationally known and respected Objectivist speakers to Denver for delicious dinners and stimulating lectures on a variety of topics several times per year. Anyone is welcome, including people unfamiliar with Objectivism.
  • Atlas Shrugged Reading Groups: These reading groups (ASRG) discuss the characters, events, and ideas of Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged over the course of twenty weekly meetings, usually in the fall and spring. 
  • Objectivism Study Groups: Five FROG (Front Range Objectivism Group) study groups meet every month along the Front Range to discuss Objectivist writings. FROG members differ in the depth of their understanding of Objectivism, but all are committed to understanding the principles and practice of Objectivism in a friendly atmosphere. 
  • Social Gatherings: FROLIC (Front Range Objectivism Laughter Ideas and Chow) organizes fun social gatherings for FRO, most notably the monthly Sunday Dinner at a Denver-area restaurant. All friendly people with a serious interest in or honest curiosity about Ayn Rand's philosophy are welcome. 
  • Online Discussion and Activism: FRODO (Front Range Objectivism Discussion Online) is a partly moderated e-mail list, mostly for friendly conversation between the Objectivists actively involved in FRO. Here, we often share notable links and news items, as well as opportunities for activism. 
  • Fundraising: FRO's "Free Books to Colorado Teachers" Project raises money once a year for the Ayn Rand Institute's Free Books to Teachers Program in Colorado.

Founded in 2005 by human rights advocate Thor Halvorssen, the Moving Picture Institute is unlike any other foundation dedicated to promoting the ideal of liberty. At MPI, we believe that film, more effectively than any other medium, can bring the idea of freedom to life. In keeping with that belief, we are working to ensure that film becomes a center of genuinely democratic art in the coming years. Our goal is to guarantee that film's unique capacity to give shape to abstract principles—to make them move and breathe—is used to support and promote liberty. Toward that end, we fund films from development through post-production, support up-and-coming filmmakers, and serve as a high-level intern placement service.

Historically, the film industry has been largely unconcerned with developing a distinctive and nuanced portrait of deep-seated American values such as free speech, freedom of association, and the free-enterprise system. Such values have been defined and defended almost exclusively in print and through oral argument. But as visual media become increasingly prevalent in our culture, and becomes the dominant channel through which younger people absorb ideas, Americans are depending more heavily upon movies for philosophical, moral, and social guidance. If the ideal of freedom is to endure—if it is to maintain its vitality and relevance in our society—it must find its way into film, our most vital, relevant, and far-reaching art form. America needs a filmography of freedom, and MPI exists to meet that need.

To date, MPI has helped develop, fund, produce, or promote a wide range of films dealing with topics as diverse as Eastern European nations' revolutions against totalitarianism, the threats posed to American free speech by "libel tourism" in British courts, corruption and graft in public school systems, reform of the labyrinthine U.S. tax code, single-payer vs. free-market healthcare, post-Kelo eminent domain abuse, and the failure of the United Nations to carry out its peacekeeping missions. Read More.