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Colorado Joins Media of Nebraska’s “Think F1rst” Campaign

28 States Introduce “Think F1rst” Amendment Campaign in 2019

Denver,Colorado (PR MediaRelease) August 9, 2019

Media of Nebraska and the Nebraska Press Association’s “Think F1rst” campaign expands to 28 states in 2019, with Colorado among them. From August 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, twelve Colorado Press Association media members and the Colorado Broadcasters Association join the campaign working to inform the nation of our First Amendment rights.

According to a 2018 OnePoll survey, while three in four Americans claim to support the First Amendment, 40% are unaware of the five freedoms it protects and 36% can name only one. The “Think F1rst” campaign is designed to educate Americans about the five freedoms and combat these statistics. 

One year ago, Nebraska media organizations launched the “Think F1rst” Campaign to educate and bring attention to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. After reporting over 400,000 page views in Nebraska alone, this year, they extend the invitation to participate to press and broadcast associations across the nation in order to expand its reach and spread this important message. From the Colorado Press Association; the Kiowa County Independent, Holyoke Enterprise, Gunnison Country Times, Rio Blanco Herald Times, Berthoud Weekly Surveyor, El Paso County Advertiser & Fountain Valley News, Dove Creek Press, Colorado Independent, The Villager, Left Hand Valley Courier and Glenwood Springs Post Independent join in this effort on a pro bono basis. 

Participating organizations use creative elements created by Clark Creative Group of Omaha. For 5 months, they rotate various collateral highlighting each of the five freedoms: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble and freedom to petition. 

To learn more about “Think F1rst” and other participating states, visit 

About Colorado Press Association: We are the champions for Colorado Press. Founded in 1878, Colorado Press Association (CPA) is the non-profit trade association serving online and print media throughout the state. We advocate for Colorado’s print and online media outlets by offering trade association membership and advertising agency services.  Our core mission is to support the First Amendment through advocacy, education and community outreach on behalf of our more than 150 member organizations. Colorado Press Network (CPN) is a separate for-profit entity founded in 1946 responsible for facilitating digital and print media buys on behalf of clients. We place local, regional, statewide and national media buys of our members’ news-curated audiences through one central point of contact and with one bill. CPN helps provide a revenue stream to support the sustainability of local journalism. 

Bay Edwards
Colorado Press Association
Communications Coordinator


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