Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nominate a Grassroots Solutions 2010 "Organizer of the Year!"

I remember getting a frantic phone call from a nominator while I was in San Francisco last year, asking whether voting for the Grassroots Solutions "Organizer of the Year" had closed yet. Indeed, the 5:00PM CST deadline had come and gone, and Alessandra Williams of the HIRE Coalition had earned the inaugural title (and her picture on our annual holiday postcard)!

This year, the contest goes nationwide, with intention, and the competition will be even more fierce. To make sure the organizer you think most collaboratively, tirelessly, or powerfully made a difference in the grassroots organizing this year gets a nod, head to the Grassroots Solutions Facebook Page to make your nomination. And soon - nominations close December 10. Happy organizing (on behalf of your favorite organizer)!

Last year, grassroots solutions launched its inaugural “Organizer of the Year” contest. The grassroots community took to our Facebook page and nominated their favorite organizers to be recognized and immortalized on the grassroots solutions holiday card – an unconventional tradition we started over 10 years ago to celebrate the January 30th birthday of Saul Alinsky, the pioneering community organizer and author of Rules for Radicals.

Holiday Card

The grassroots solutions 2nd Annual “Organizer of the Year” Contest Is Now Open!

Do you know a young up-and-comer who has inspired you with their grassroots organizing? Would you like to see their face beaming up at you from the front of the grassroots solutions 2011 holiday card? Then “like” us on Facebook and post your nomination for the grassroots solutions “Organizer of the Year" on our wall today. Please include the organizer's name, the campaign or organization they worked or volunteered for, and why you think they deserve to win.

Nominations close on December 10, so post your nominations now! The top three nominations will be put to a vote on Facebook December 13 – 20, and the winner will be notified on December 21.

Help Us Spread The Word

We know there are hundreds of community activists and organizers out there who dedicate their lives to effecting social change. Help us find them! Forward this message to your friends across the country. Share the contest with your Facebook friends. Tweet about it on Twitter. And don’t forget to nominate your favorite organizer for the 2nd annual grassroots solutions “Organizer of the Year” contest today!

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