Kimberly Miller published Training 2023-02-23 13:34:42 -0700
Welcome! Register for The Citizen Ninja Way using the sign-up form below.
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 -- 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 -- 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!
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 and receive links to the video recordings of the trainings.
Citizen Ninja FAQs
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.
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.
Tell us how you'd like to be involved with CFFS:Sign up
Kimberly Miller published Citizen Ninja Quiz and Survey 2023-01-19 16:32:53 -0700
Citizen Ninja Quiz and Survey
Thank you for your participation in the Citizen Ninja Summer Series. We've enjoyed spending the past 8 weeks with you and hope the program increased your skills and confidence in community activism.
In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, please complete the following quiz and survey. The quiz is open-book/notes and is intended to help reinforce the information shared throughout the program.
Following the quiz is a set of survey questions to help us improve and promote future trainings. We value your honest and constructive feedback.
Upon completion of the quiz/survey, we will send you a PDF of your certificate by email.
Questions? Please contacting Kimberly Miller, CFFS Deputy Director, at [email protected].
Thank you!Take the survey
Kimberly Miller published The Citizen Ninja Way Quiz & Feedback 2023-01-19 16:30:21 -0700
The Citizen Ninja Way Quiz & Feedback
Thank you for your participation in The Citizen Ninja Way training series. We hope you have gained new knowledge and help insights that will empower your effectiveness as a grassroots leader in your community.
To receive The Citizen Ninja Way Certificate of Completion, you will need to complete this simple quiz based on the training you just received. Don't worry, it's a straightforward assessment and you are welcome to use your course materials to locate answers, if needed.
Following the quiz is a series of questions asking you to share feedback about your experience in the training. We value your input and invite you to be honest and constructive when sharing your feedback.
Why get a certificate of completion? Glad you asked!
First, of course, we want to train as many Citizen Ninjas as possible and this will help us measure our effectiveness.
Second, if you are growing your activist resume, you can add the training to your education credentials.
Third, those who have received certificates will be invited to continue their Citizen Ninja journey as we develop additional programs and trainings.
Kimberly Miller published Citizen Ninja Quiz & Survey in The Citizen Ninja Way Quiz & Feedback 2023-01-19 14:47:49 -0700
Citizen Ninja Quiz & Survey
The Citizen Ninja Way quiz has 25 questions designed to help reenforce what you learned during the training.
The survey portion contains 8 questions to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the material and how you enjoyed the learning experience.Take the survey
Kimberly Miller published Donate to CFFS to expand our reach and impact in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:50:01 -0700
Donate to CFFS to expand our reach and impact
If you value Free Speech and the First Amendment as the main deterrent against outright tyranny and totalitarianism, then we ask that you stand with us financially to support our work. Generous donations from our members make it possible to launch and sustain these important initiatives.
How can I be a CFFS donor?
Kimberly Miller published Train to be a CFFS Ambassador in your state in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:46:02 -0700
Train to be a CFFS Ambassador in your state
Upon completing The Citizen Ninja Way training, CFFS members are eligible to join our CFFS Ambassador program where you can be a free speech leader and activist in your community and state. You will receive leadership training and coaching and work with talented free-speech activists from all areas of the country.
I'm interested in becoming a CFFS Ambassador. How do I begin?A:
Register for our upcoming live and online Citizen Ninja training beginning Feb. 15. Details will be shared about next steps during that program.
Kimberly Miller published Track free speech legislation in your state and nationally in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:40:22 -0700
Track free speech legislation in your state and nationally
We follow legislation impacting all facets of the First Amendment on the national, state, and local levels and alert our activists when it's time to take action.
How do I find out more?A:
Keep your eye on your email for upcoming action campaigns. In the meantime, visit our Advocacy Center at CFFSaction.com for current action campaigns.
Kimberly Miller published Join Local Activist and connect with other freedom defenders across the nation in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:36:59 -0700
Join Local Activist and connect with other freedom defenders across the nation
Local Activists advocate for and protect constitutionally sound policies in their neighborhoods, townships, municipalities, counties, and states. Local Activist (www.LocalActivist.org) is a private and secure communication platform designed to support your activism efforts through networking, training, and team collaboration.
How do I learn more?
Kimberly Miller published Get trained the Citizen Ninja Way in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:30:22 -0700
Get trained the Citizen Ninja Way
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. Get the leadership training you need to engage with others civilly and confidently. You will come away with an empowered mindset and practical tips for building collaborative teams.
How do I learn more about Citizen Ninja training?
Kimberly Miller published Subscribe and listen to the weekly CFFS podcast Stand & Deliver in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:09:18 -0700
Subscribe and listen to the weekly CFFS podcast Stand & Deliver
The Stand & Deliver podcast helps free speech defenders understand the many ways our First Amendment rights are threatened and how you can fight back. Share the podcast with your network to help us reach more people.
How do I listen to Stand & Deliver?A:
New episodes of Stand & Deliver are released each Friday. Look for an email in your inbox with links to listen on Pod Bean at CFFSPodcast.com or watch on our CFFS channel on Rumble. You can also find the show on most podcast platforms and on the CFFS home page (be sure to scroll to the bottom for the list of latest episodes).
Kimberly Miller published Distribute the Free Speech Statesman in 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:08:33 -0700
Distribute the Free Speech Statesman
One of the primary roles of a CFFS member is to be an evangelist for free speech. CFFS seeks to engage individuals and groups to help them recognize threats to free speech and, by extension, their ideas and causes. We provide tools, training, and support that enables them to be civil and effective activists in their local communities. You can be part of this critical mission by getting the Free Speech Statesman into the hands of others in your community.
How do I become a Free Speech Statesman distributor?
Kimberly Miller published 7Ways 2023-01-10 12:07:00 -0700
7 Ways to be a Free Speech Defender
Welcome to CFFS! We're so glad you have joined our mission to protect our First Amendment rights. Here is how you can be a free speech defender in your community.
- Subscribe and listen to the weekly CFFS podcast Stand & Deliver
- Distribute the Free Speech Statesman
- Get trained the Citizen Ninja Way
- Join Local Activist and connect with other freedom defenders across the nation
- Track free speech legislation in your state and nationally
- Train to be a CFFS Ambassador in your state
- Donate to CFFS to expand our reach and impact
Kimberly Miller published Local Activist Features in Local Activist 2022-09-30 12:48:43 -0700
Your Local Activist Profile
Local Activist is all about connecting with other freedom fighters across the country! Like on other networking platforms, your profile page is the place to share information about yourself and the areas of activism that you are involved in.
Profile sections include:
- Additional Ways to Connect -- this allows you to share your email address, personal or organizational websites, social media accounts, and phone number.
- Activism Background -- here you can provide a short bio, your activism interests/focus areas, and any organization affiliations you'd like to share.
- Skills/Expertise -- if you have experience you'd like to offer others, you can list it in this section.
Remember to upload a picture of yourself! Local Activist is intended to be a connected and welcoming community. Knowing who you are is a big part of that. Don't worry, this is a completely private and protected site.
Local Activist E-Learning Training Center
Whether you're new to activism or have been in the trenches for awhile, it's a good idea to seek training to keep you at the top of your game. When you log into Local Activist and click on the "Courses" icon at the top of the site, you will find access to our e-learning training center. Our offerings continue to grow. Here's a list of what is there so far:
- Citizen Ninja: Basic Training
- Citizen Ninjas in Action: Team Building Essentials
- Becoming a Precinct Committeeman: The Key to Grassroots Influence on Elections and Policies
- The City Survey: Getting to Know Your Community
- Speak Up! How to Prepare and Give a Public Comment
- Election Essentials: Connecting with Neighbors in Your Community
- Election Essentials: Do Your Part to Combat Election Fraud
Create a Freedom Pod for Your Team
Local Activist Freedom Pods are independent group pages you can create to keep your team organized and moving forward on initiatives.
Features of Freedom Pods include private video chat rooms, document folders, discussion forums, and picture/video storage for easy access among your team members. Your Freedom Pod can be private or public and you get to control who can be an organizer and moderator on your page.
Join Your Local Activist State Network
When you join Local Activist, you are automatically added to the Local Activist State Networks Freedom Pod. Within that Freedom Pod are group pages for each state. Find your home state and add yourself to the group page so you can meet activist near you! Feel free to host your own state meet ups in the chat room in your state's Freedom Pod. Use the activity feed to a share the latest news and activities happening within your state.
Need Help Getting Started?
Contact CFFS Deputy Director Kimberly Miller to set up a consultation call and take a tour of Local Activist.
Kimberly Miller published Free Speech Sound Off 2022-08-30 13:59:58 -0700
Free Speech Sound Off
We look forward to sharing the thoughts and perspective of our members in the inaugural issue of the CFFS newspaper.
Please write 3-4 sentences on ONE of the following topics:
- Why is free speech an important issue to you?
- What has been the most impactful benefit of being a member of CFFS?
- What are you personally doing to protect free speech/First Amendment in America?
Please note, that we will edit for clarity and grammar/punctuation/spelling. Due to space constraints, we may not be able to print every response we receive in the publication. But we will look for opportunities to share as many as we can on other platforms such as our website and social media.
Thank you for your support of this project and CFFS!
Kimberly Miller published CNSG Survey 2022-07-29 10:58:32 -0700
Thank you for your participation in the online Citizen Ninja Study Group sessions. We value your feedback and ask that you share your responses to the following questions. If you would like to provide input on anything we did not ask here, please do so. Provide your responses to these questions in the blank field below.
1. Did you attend the Tuesday evening sessions or Wednesday mid-day sessions?
2. How many sessions (approximately) did you attend?
A. Less than 4 sessions
B. 5-8 sessions
C. 9-12 sessions
D. 13-16 sessions
E. more than 17 sessions
3. Please provide feedback on the facilitation of the sessions:
4. How would you rate the study group content, materials/videos, and format?
5. How would you rate communication of study group sessions and related follow-up?
6. What are three things you liked best about the study group sessions?
7. What are three things we could do to improve future study group sessions:
8. Which Citizen Ninja concept/principle was most impactful to you and why?
9. Anything else you'd like to share?
To receive full recognition as a trained Citizen Ninja, please log in to Local Activist and complete the Citizen Ninja quiz at the end of the Citizen Ninja Basics section. This will help reinforce the concepts you learned in the study groups and will provide us an official record of who has completed the training so that we can include you in future programs and initiatives we are developing for Citizen Ninjas.
If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact Kimberly Miller at [email protected]
Thank you!Submit Feedback
Kimberly Miller published Examples of Standing & Delivering in Blog 2022-04-01 12:02:50 -0700
Examples of Standing & Delivering
On Episode #9 of Stand and Deliver, Pat gets a personal challenge to stand and deliver after being presented with information that attempted to link him and his late colleague, Professor Antony Sutton, with anti-Semitism. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The incident was resolved by the publication allowing Pat to write a rebuttal giving the facts and demonstrating the error.Read more
Kimberly Miller published Free Speech As "Domestic Terrorism" Could Be Codified Into Law in Blog 2022-03-18 12:02:36 -0700
Free Speech As "Domestic Terrorism" Could Be Codified Into Law
Parents designated as domestic terrorists for arguing with school boards may soon be codified in American law. The designation came after the US Department of Justice prompted and received a letter from the National School Boards Association complaining of parents’ behavior at board meetings. Now, a bill in the Judiciary Committee would cement the language as law.Read more
Kimberly Miller published Pronouns vs. Free Speech in Blog 2022-03-08 14:19:32 -0700
Pronouns vs. Free Speech
In this week's Stand and Deliver podcast, Patrick and Bob discuss the new “Pronoun Passports” being adopted in schools around the country, forcing and compelling students and teachers to use the “pronouns of choice” for people who have alternate identities.Read more
Kimberly Miller published The Twisted Crushing of Free Speech in Canada in Blog 2022-03-08 14:17:42 -0700
The Twisted Crushing of Free Speech in Canada
On episode 4 of Stand and Deliver, Patrick and Bob analyze the lessons learned from the Canadian Freedom Convoy and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s heavy-handed stifling of their protest. Trudeau imposed Canadian Martial Law in crushing the truckers’ revolt against vaccine mandates and other pandemic-related restrictions, before eventually ending his use of the “Emergencies Act” under threat of legal action.Read more
Kimberly Miller published Honk! Honk! in Blog 2022-03-08 14:12:22 -0700
Oh Canada. Tyranny has entered your house!
The biggest story on the north American continent is taking place in Canada and yet it is censured to death in the U.S. Prime Minister Trudeau has enacted sweeping martial law policies to crush the protest and the protestors, effectively declaring himself dictator. Thus, the largest battle over Free Speech (the right to peaceably protest) is taking place right before our eyes.Read more