Washington, D.C. – Every year, the Campaign for America’s Future honors an unsung progressive hero with the Maria Leavey Tribute Award at the annual Take Back the American Dream Conference. Nominations are now open for the 2012 Maria Leavey Tribute Award.
The Campaign for America’s Future created this award to honor the memory of Maria Leavey, the quintessential unsung progressive hero. Maria Leavey was an organizer with extraordinary talent: A behind-the-scenes force with an uncanny ability to connect rising young talent with Washington leaders; a tireless advocate who often worked without claiming credit or even compensation. Sadly, after years of selfless service to the progressive movement, Maria passed away on December 31, 2006, at the all-too-young age of 52. Maria rarely received the recognition she deserved during her influential life.
Nomination’s for the 2012 Maria Leavey award are due by April 2, 2012. The Maria Leavey Tribute Award will be presented at the annual Take Back the American Dream conference, which is June 18 to the 20, 2012 at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
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Link to the Maria Leavey Award nomination form: http://www.ourfuture.org/conference/marialeavey/nominate-form