Citizen Association for Rights and Dignity
“Taking back our property, our neighborhood, our community, our country!”
C.A.R.D. is a grass roots movement, established in 2003, to clean up government, starting at the local level in our own back yards. To put democracy back into the democratic process, to return our country back to the people, to get our government back in line, to return power to the people, to protect our citizens from bureaucratic abuse of authority.
C.A.R.D. does this through organizing citizens, training citizens of our rights, gathering evidence, exposing corruption, litigating wrong doing, sharing information on law, statutes, forms, and procedures to represent oneself against government violations, monitoring government meetings and city employees, flyering important information to neighborhoods, exposing procedures and practices that violate citizen rights, seeking restitution to citizens for damages by government, implementing strategies to eradicate unethical government practices, endorsing citizen-friendly candidates, organizations, and referendums, collecting signatures on petitions, advertising for needed changes, creating policy to correct power imbalances.
C.A.R.D. does fundraisers for publications, publicity, our web sites, events, and legal fees. Our annual fundraiser is the soapbox derby. Proceeds are also raised through the sale of C.A.R.D. signature replica antique soapboxes. We encourage people to get back on your soapboxes and be heard. We accept donations of money, time, and expertise. Donations are not tax deductible at this time. Also, C.A.R.D. will sponsor Political Action Committees on behalf of members who want to raise and spend money for candidates or referendums that are endorsed by C.A.R.D.