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:
I nominate @saferchemicals for Shorty Award in #activism because they ARE going to get the Safe Chemicals Act passed shortyawards.com/?category=acti…
— Danika Carter (@YourOrganicLife) January 9, 2013
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.
I don’t know about
you, but I think this has OUR name all over it – and I want the world to know!
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
Here are some examples of supporters who have voted for us:
I nominate @saferchemicals for a Shorty Award in #activism because they work 2 protect families from toxic chemicals. shortyawards.com/?category=acti…
— Lori Popkewitz Alper (@groovygreenlivi) January 10, 2013
I nominate @saferchemicals for a Shorty Award in #activism because…it empowers women and families with information. shortyawards.com/?category=acti…
— Flour Sack Mama (@FlourSackMama) January 10, 2013
I nominate @saferchemicals for a Shorty Award in #activism because they help families be healthy 1 tweet at a time! shortyawards.com/?category=acti…
— Megan Emily Ackerman (@MissMeganEmily) January 11, 2013
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
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