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   (Formerly Colorado IAF)


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     Website - Coloradans for the Common Good




Advocating for affordable and universal internet to ensure families have access to quality connections throughout Colorado

CPR News Article by Jenny Brundin

Chalkbeat Colorado Article by Melanie Asmar


CCG instrumental in negotiating with Comcast to extend internet access to underserved populations.  


Marilyn Winokur is quoted in a Colorado Sun article: "We want to get as many, many families that don’t have internet access to have the access that they need in order to participate in remote learning . . .”



Coloradans for the Common Good brings people together from different backgrounds, including socio-economic, religious, ethnic, racial, and geographic, which tend to divide us.  And yet, we publicly claim that 

Black Lives Matter.

Where we've been. Where we stand. And where we're going 

by Marilyn Winokur (B'nai Havurah) and  Joyce Brooks (NAACP), Co-Chairs of CCG


Acting in the Face of Crisis

(CCG Report discusses the many actions taken the past few months)



April 29, 2020 - CCG Press Conference Articles:

Low Income Families Have More Time to Apply for Free Internet

Wi-Fi Holdup: Social Security Questions Still a Barrier



Opinion: Coloradans Facing Threat of Eviction, Foreclosure Cry Out For Relief  

by Rev. John Anderson, Fr. Dan Norick and Marilyn Winokur



Paul Simon -  IAF Training in San Antonio

Read about his experience and thoughts regarding the value of Intentional Organizing


Colorado Has a Political Megaphone -  Zeik Saidman, Rev. Selena Wright, and Joyce Brooks



Overtime Wage Proposal - Colorado Independent



Meeting With Mayor Hancock

A positive meeting with Mayor Hancock was held on August 13, hosted at B’nai Havurah by five of our members. Twenty-six people attended from twelve IAF member institutions. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce Mayor Hancock to Colorado IAF and to begin building a relationship of mutual respect and accountability.

The topics presented and responded to directly by the Mayor included:


  • Mental Health and Suicides
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Immigration – Migrant Workers
  • Gun Violence

At the conclusion of our meeting, Mayor Hancock agreed to continue to work with CO IAF, and he assigned Christian Jimenez, Senior Advisor, as his liaison.

Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)

December 15, 2017

Dear B’nai Havurah Member:

We are pleased to report that at the Board of Trustees Meeting on November 21, 2017, the Board unanimously voted to approve B’nai Havurah’s membership in the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). A group of seventeen B’nai Havurah members proposed membership. They are the first B’nai Havurah group to meet all the requirements of our Positioning B’nai Policy, which was adopted mid-year 2016.


Founded in 1940, the Industrial Areas Foundation is the nation's largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations. The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to build broad-based organizing projects, which create new capacity in a community for leadership development, citizen-led action, and relationships across the lines that often divide our communities.

Mordecai Kaplan, founder of the Reconstructionist movement, said: “The Jewish protagonists of social idealism should realize that the Jewish religion came into being as a result of the first attempt to conceive of G-d as the defender of the weak against the strong and that it can, therefore, continue to serve as an inspiration in the present struggle.”

The IAF created the modern model of faith- and broad-based organizing and is widely recognized as having the strongest track record in the nation for citizen leadership development and for helping more than 65 congregations and other civic organizations act on their missions to achieve lasting change in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation and/or would like to get involved, please contact Zeik Saidman ( or Marilyn Winokur ( 

Approved on November 21, 2017
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

B'nai Havurah • 6445 East Ohio Avenue • Denver, CO  80224 • 303-388-4441

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