In the world of activism, there is no substitute for having a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take bold action. Our 2014 Leader in Action Award goes to an individual who has had the courage to expand freedom from the core: Laura Carno. Laura is a graduate of our 2011 LPR class and a graduate of the inaugural School of Persuasion class. It was through the School of Persuasion that she decided to shift from singular work on political campaigns and form a 501c4 & 527 activist organizations. She’s best known as the Founder of I Am Created Equal, a messaging and media organization designed to communicate the power of the individual versus the tyranny of government. I Am Created Equal is setting straight the relationship between citizens and their government. She credits her LPR training with giving her the essential skills and education to make a profound difference in Colorado. Laura is helping people who are political and non-political alike to talk about freedom messaging in a way that is accessible to all voters.

Laura has become a force to be reckoned with in Colorado. She’s even started to get important national attention and an international following. She’s been on the front cover of the Washington Times for being active in the debate against the gun control legislation, being a key leader in last year’s recalls, and–helped motivate and lead so many other LPR graduates in these causes. This year she’s a prime activist in fighting for education reform and has created a forum to expose Mark Udall’s lies and leadership failures.

The Leadership Program of the Rockies is proud to honor Laura Carno as our 2014 Leader in Action award winner. Laura is a valued partner in the fight to restore freedom in our country.