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 Friday, March 21 will be honored alongside our 2014 International and Domestic honorees at our 12th Annual Human Rights Awards on May 8th in San Francisco.
In years past, you have helped elevate the work of those fighting for social justice such as tar sands fighter Crystal Lameman, environmentalists David Suzuki and Wilma Subra, and the great work of Oakland-based People’s Grocery.
Last year when Crystal Lameman accepted the prize in 2013, she spoke of the impacts dirty tar sands extraction has had on her community, and inspired us to work to end the expansion of the tar sands by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama’s decision is still pending.
This year, there are many nominees that seek your support for their work to end dirty energy:
Support three activists from Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) who are charged for taking direct action to stop and Enbridge oil pipeline.
Support the community members of San Jose del Gulfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala which has formed Frente Norte del Área Metropolitana (FRENAM) La Puya to nonviolently resist mining by American company Kappes and Cassiday.
Rising Tide North America:
Support the all-volunteer climate justice network with over 50 chapters and local contacts that works to confront the root causes of climate change by organizes locally, regionally, nationally and across North America, to promote just solutions to the climate crisis, and take direct action to challenge the fossil fuel industry and the politicians and financiers that love them.
Voting ends March 21st so get your votes in today!