Vote for Bradley Manning to win Global Exchange’s Human Rights Award!
Vote for accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower PFC Manning to win this year’s People’s Choice award!
Global Exchange is an advocacy non-governmental organization based in San Francisco. The group’s mission is to promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice around the world. One of the group’s founders, Medea Benjamin, sits on the Bradley Manning Support Network’s Advisory Board, and this year Bradley Manning has been nominated for their annual Human Rights Award.
From Global Exchange’s website:
The Global Exchange Human Rights Awards strives to recognize the individuals and groups making a lasting difference, including those heroes whose efforts may have previously gone unrecognized. Spanning the globe, these honorees represent a multiplicity of professions, tactics, and aspirations. Though diverse, they are unified by a common drive to preserve and protect human rights.
The Human Rights Award winner will receive $1000 as well as international recognition as a hero for human rights. The number of votes each candidate receives is a crucial consideration in determining their 2012 People’s Choice winner. Go here to vote for PFC Bradley Manning now. While Global Exchange promotes Facebook, you can vote without it. Look for the “Not a Facebook user? Register a contest account” option.
Other considerations which the Global Exchange selection committee takes into account:
- Evidence of contribution to human rights struggles
- Demonstration that the People’s Choice Award honor will strengthen and advance the candidate’s efforts and work
- Would publicity and public recognition help make the person or group more effective?
- Would the award provide the person or group with needed protection?
- Is the U.S. government in any way responsible for the repression being denounced by the person or group?
- Is this a political cause or issue that is important to spotlight for public education purposes and government watchdog efforts?
Based on the above criteria, we believe PFC Manning is an excellent choice. Now go vote! You can also leave comments on his nomination page explaining why you think PFC Manning is the best candidate for the award.
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