Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director
It was a cool way to start the day. I came into the office and saw that our friend Danika Carter from Your Organic Life had nominated us for a Shorty Award in #Activism! It means a lot to our whole coalition that she recognizes the hard work we (the collective we includes you!) have been doing to advocate for stronger laws on toxic chemicals.
Check out what she had to say:
In case you’re not familiar, the Shorty Awards (aka The Shorties) honor the best content producers on social media. Everyone from Conan O’Brien to Suzy Orman have won Shorty Awards for sharing stellar content and engaging the public on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.The Activism Shorty Award is given to people and organizations that stand up for what they believe in, cause a movement, or live up to Gandhi's words "be the change you want to see in the world" by using Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube videos or other social means to help generate awareness, start a revolution, and inspire others to take action.
So what would it take for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to win? There are currently about 7,000 nominations for over 700 people and organizations. If we all dive in and make a splash on this together, I think we can take home the gold.
Will you help us get your hard work the recognition it deserves?
VOTE now, here’s how:
Send a tweet that is in this format (please be sure to give a reason, otherwise it doesn’t count!)
I nominate @SaferChemicals for a Shorty Award in #activism because….
Here are some examples of supporters who have voted for us:
So will you take a moment to vote for us on Twitter? It will only take a moment and winning would mean raising the profile of our important issue. Taking action on toxic chemicals, reducing cancer rates and protecting our families has never been more important.
Receiving this type of award would honor all of us and show the world that collaboration, coalition building and working together is a worthwhile pursuit!
You can send a tweet directly from the Shorty Award website too!
Thanks again to Danika for thinking of us, it truly is an honor. Thank you for your stand and for all of you for making this issue mainstream.
To follow Lindsay on Twitter: @Lindsay_SCHF