2023 CFFS Activity Calendar
Check out our calendar of events, meetings, and trainings hosted by Citizens for Free Speech. We encourage our members to host their own in-person or virtual meet-ups in their states and local communities. The First Amendment is predicated on gathering, discussing, persuading, strategizing and speaking out on key issues.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 04:00 PM PST
The Citizen Ninja Way Parts 1 & 2
WEDNESDAYS -- Live Stream
Part 1: FEBRUARY 15-APRIL 5, 2023
Part 2: APRIL 12-26, 2023
4 PM PT/5 PM MT/6 PM CT/7 PM ET
Please RSVP for link to access training
Citizens for Free Speech is home of The Citizen Ninja Way™, a method of activism that uses effective strategies, tactics, and tools resulting in positive change at the local level.
CFFS National Training Director Mary Baker is the creator and facilitator of the training program based on her book, Citizen Ninja: Stand up to Power.
Why does involvement in local government matter?
At CFFS we believe that exercising free speech is most effective when we're taking a seat on our local city councils, school boards, and homeowners associations. Read this important article to learn more.
Ready to take action in your community?
Get the grassroots leadership training you need to engage with others civilly and confidently. Our FREE Citizen Ninja training will give you an empowered mindset and practical tips for collaborating with other grassroots activists.
Part 1: February 15-April 5
Citizen Ninja: The Basics is designed for conservative Americans who recognize they have a duty to engage in the civic process but are unsure how to go about it or are fearful of bully tactics being used against them.
What you'll learn:
- The Four Citizen Ninja Powers
- How to Stage Your Discourse
- Bully Tactics and Counter-Measures
- How to Take Action
Part 2: April 12-April 26
Citizen Ninas in Action: Team-Building Essentials builds upon the foundational concepts presented in Citizen Ninja Basics, and will teach local activists how to successfully develop, grow, and activate a team.
Learn how to:
- Build & Align Your Team
- Evaluate and Assign Team Functions & Roles
- Deploy Your Team
Meet Mary Baker!
Watch this video to learn about Citizen Ninja author and training creator Mary Baker and what inspired her to get involved in local activism.
Wondering what your current activism skill level is? Use this personal assessment to find out.
Get Started Today!
Live training with Mary Baker begins in a few weeks. Join other grassroots leaders from across the country in this interactive and foundational leadership training.
Complete the registration form below to be added to the spring 2023 cohort. Then be sure to keep tabs on your email for information on how to access the live training sessions and recordings.
Citizen Ninja FAQs
What if I can't join the weekly sessions streamed live online? No problem! A recording of each sessions will be made available to everyone who is registered so you can watch sessions you miss on your schedule.
Are materials needed for this training? We recommend the book Citizen Ninja: Stand Up to Power by Mary Baker and the accompanying Citizen Ninja Training Manual for taking notes during each session. Details about ordering the materials will be provided upon registration for the course.
Will I be able to meet other participants in the training? We will be using a webinar platform called Stream Yard, which has a chat feature that allows you to interact with one another and with Mary Baker. We will also share how you can join the Citizen Ninja Freedom Pod on Local Activist to further connect with one another.
I am part of a group, how can we train together? Training your entire team is a great idea! Consider meeting together to either watch the training live or the recorded version, then talk about how you can begin applying the concepts to your group's mission!
Is there a test and will I receive a certificate of completion? Yes and yes! At the end of the training, you'll be invited to complete a short quiz designed to reenforce what you learned. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate of completion that will be sent to you by email. In addition, you'll be part of a larger group of activists trained The Citizen Ninja Way™ and eligible to participate in more advanced training and programs.