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“Not everyone can be famous. But everyone can be great.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

There are a lot of unsung heroes out there-hardworking people who struggle to make the world a better place. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can give them the recognition and support they deserve.

It’s easy. Just log on to Global Exchange’s Human Rights Awards website, and nominate and vote for YOUR Human Rights Hero. The last day to nominate and vote is April 19, 2011.

Your nominations and votes help determine who will win Global Exchange’s People’s Choice Award and $1,000 towards their important work.

For close to a decade, we’ve been celebrating the individuals and organizations working for peace, justice and sustainability through our Annual Human Rights Awards. By participating in the selection of the People’s Choice Honoree, you can take part in the exciting effort to recognize the hardworking people who uphold the values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You nominate. You vote. You decide.

And for those who win, your support means everything:

“Receiving Global Exchange’s People’s Choice Award in today’s political environment of Islamophobia was a true testament of my fellow Americans’ fairness, open mind and love for social justice and peace. It renewed my spirit and my commitment to building a beloved community.” — Samina Faheem Sundas, winner of the 2009 People’s Choice Award for Peace

What are you waiting for? It’s easy and free! Log on to

The power to choose this year’s People’s Choice Award winner is in your hands. Help us celebrate everyday greatness.

P.S. Join us on June 1st, 2011 in San Francisco for the Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards Gala-a night of dining, dancing, and fun! For more information please visit our event website at

P.P.S. Global Exchange is hiring! Join the Global Exchange family.