Have a Human Rights Hero, Supporter? Celebrate their work by nominating and voting for them in Global Exchange's Human Rights Award People's Choice Contest.
The candidate who receives the most online support by Tuesday, March 26 will be honored alongside 2013 honoree Noam Chomsky at our 11th Annual Human Rights Awards on May 9th in San Francisco.
In years past, you have helped elevate the work of those fighting for social justice such as human rights defender, Abel Barrera, and poet and activist with the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Javier Sicilia.
When Sicilia accepted the prize in 2011, he took his first platform outside Mexico to speak out against the atrocious policies of the drug war responsible for the death of his son and so many tens of thousands of other people.
This year, there are many nominees that seek your support for their work to end the drug war:
- Mexican priest Alejandro Solalinde has risked his life to stand up for migrants who are preyed by criminals and authorities alike on their perilous journeys.
- Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander and author of The New Jim Crow, has created conceptual bridges that allow us to understand how the grim structure of the U.S. “justice” and prison system keeps racism alive and well.
- Former Baltimore cop Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) shines a light on how the drug war distorts our priorities, militarizes our society and wounds our communities in a futile quest in the for a “drug-free America.”
Please take part before March 26. Your human rights hero needs you.
Human Rights Director
P.S. If you are in the Bay Area, please join Noam Chomsky and your People's Choice Honoree on May 9th to celebrate the Human Rights Awards and our 25th Anniversary. Early bird tickets are on sale until April 11. Get yours now.