Join us May 29th, as our President and CEO, Jill Savitt, interviews Katie Fahey, one of honorees for our sixth annual Power To Inspire Tribute awards.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to give a Power to Inspire award to Katie Fahey for her successful campaign to ban partisan gerrymandering in the state of Michigan. As the founder of Voters Not Politicians, she organized thousands of volunteers who collected over 425,000 voter signatures for Proposal 2, a ballot initiative amending the state constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. The campaign garnered national attention and brought in millions of dollars in donations. Opponents sued to keep the measure off the ballot, but the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court allowed it, and on November 6, 2018, the state electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Proposal 2.
Each year the National Center for Civil and Human Rights recognizes individuals who promote and deepen democratic ideals by focusing on protecting human rights and dignity. The Power to Inspire Tribute awards are our highest honors given to activists, human rights advocates and philanthropists around the world. Past honorees have included activists and scholars, including Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Bernice King, Alina Diaz, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The King Center, and George C. Wolfe.
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