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Lilburne Award | Citizens in Charge Foundation

Lilburne Award

LAKE RIDGE, VA) - Today, Citizens in Charge Foundation, a national voter rights group focused on the ballot initiative and referendum process, presented California Gov. Jerry Brown with the August 2011 John Lilburne Award for protecting Californians’ right to petition by vetoing Senate Bill 168, which would have prohibited petition drives from paying petition circulators based on their productivity.

Today, Citizens in Charge Foundation, presented Auburn, New York citizen David Schlegel with the September 2009 John Lilburne Award.  Mr. Schlegel is being recognized for standing up for the rights of citizens and actively pressuring his state representatives to enact a statewide process of initiative and referendum.NY Flag

(LAKE RIDGE, VA) – Today, Citizens in Charge Foundation, a transpartisan national voter rights group focused on the ballot initiative and referendum process, presented Auburn, New York citizen David Schlegel with the September 2009 John Lilburne Award.  Mr. Schlegel is being recognized for standing up for the rights of citizens and actively pressuring his state representatives to enact a statewide process of initiative and referendum.

(LAKE RIDGE, VA) – Today, Citizens in Charge Foundation, a transpartisan national voter rights group focused on the ballot initiative and referendum process, presented Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund with the August 2009 John Lilburne Award.  Mr. Fund is being recognized for standing up for the rights of citizens and defending the initiative process from attacks.

Honoring a true patriot... John Lilburne

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For centuries citizens have petitioned their government in hopes of creating a better representative system. A 17th century political activist John Lilburne pioneered the modern initiative and referendum system. Paul Jacob, President of Citizens In Charge Foundation explain who is John Lilburne and how he changed the world…

Today, Citizens in Charge Foundation, a transpartisan national voter rights group focused on the ballot initiative and referendum process, presented Nevada State Senator Terry Care with the June 2009 John Lilburne Award. Senator Care is being recognized for standing up for the rights of Nevada voters and trying to stop legislation that would shut Nevadans out of the ballot initiative process.

Yesterday, Senator Care cast the only vote against Senate Bill 212 aimed at stifling the ballot initiative process.

Care Cast ONLY vote supporting Nevada voting rights

(LAKE RIDGE, VA) – Floridian Brad Ashwell has been named May 2009’s John Lilburne Award for his efforts in defeating anti-ballot initiative legislation in the state legislature and protecting the rights of Florida voters.  Citizens in Charge Foundation, a transpartisan national voter rights group focused on the ballot initiative and referendum process, is presenting Ashwell the Legislative Advocate for the Florida Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) with the award.

Brad Ashwell Legislative Advocate for the Florida Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), has been named as the May 2009 recipient of the John Lilburne Award. He is being honored for his work in defeating anti-initiative legislation and defending the rights of Florida voters.

Citizens in Charge Foundation has named Linda Curtis, Executive Director of Independent Texans, as the April 2009 recipient of the John Lilburne Award for her commitment to expanding and protecting the rights of Texas citizens to petition their government and voice their opinions.



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