REVEREND DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II, VOLUNTEER PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA NAACP, IS THE WINNER OF THE 2015 PUFFIN/NATION PRIZE FOR CREATIVE CITIZENSHIP. THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO REV. BARBER AT THE NATION INSTITUTE'S ANNUAL GALA DINNER ON DECEMBER 8 IN NEW YORK CITY.

Reverend Barber is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday movement, an alliance of more than 200 progressive organizations in North Carolina. The multi-racial, multi-issue grassroots civil disobedience coalition, which began organizing ten years ago, has met at the North Carolina state capitol for the past two years to protest the gutting of voting rights and social programs, and to rally for economic justice, universal healthcare, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and public education. Learn More...

 
 

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In The News

2010 RECIPIENT Bill McKibben
More than 1,000 organizations have pledged support for the People's Climate March on September 21, including Bill McKibben's 350.org. Learn more...

2013 RECIPIENT Barry Lynn
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is represented in a Florida lawsuit seeking to bring down the school voucher system, which Lynn says is an attempt to "siphon taxpayers' dollars to private religious schools. Learn more...

2010 RECIPIENT Cecile Richards
Richards reacts to the Hobby Lobby decision and the right to birth control under the Affordable Care Act." Learn more...

 

Selected Articles

2013 RECIPIENT Barry Lynn
In response to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, Lynn argues why corporations have no right to religious freedom. Learn more...

2006 RECIPIENT Amy Goodman
In a column, Goodman writes about the "Guns of August," connecting violence in Gaza, Syria, and Ferguson, MO, and argues why war is not the answer to conflict in the 21st century. Learn more...

2010 RECIPIENT Cecile Richards
Richards discusses her role as head of Planned Parenthood in a profile for The Hill and the growth of the organization's grassroots activism. Learn more...

 

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