Maria Leavey Presentation

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Ari Lipman wins the first Maria Leavey Award from the Campaign for America's Future at the Take Back America 2007 conference.

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  • To be presented annually to an unsung hero of the progressive movement whose tireless behind-the-scenes efforts have made a significant contribution to the progressive cause. Commemorates the life of Maria Leavey, who had an uncanny ability to bring opinion makers together with progressive leaders Leavey helped assemble the Campaign for America's Future's historic progressive media row at the "Take Back America" conference.
  • Maria Leavey Presentation

    1. 1. Maria Leavey Tribute Award Robert L. Borosage Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future Ann Leavey Sister of Maria Leavey January 1, 1954 – December 31, 2006
    2. 2. Maria Leavey Tribute Award Criteria <ul><li>a Convener </li></ul><ul><li>a Persistent Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>a Selfless Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>an Idea Generator </li></ul>The recipient needed to fulfill the following criteria and be:
    3. 3. 2007 Maria Leavey Tribute Award Recipient <ul><li>Ari Lipman </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Built non-partisan GOTV coalition of 25 religious congregations, unions, and neighborhood associations. </li></ul>About Ari Lipman
    5. 5. <ul><li>Coordinated a universal health care ballot initiative campaign, which resulted in Massachusetts’ historic health care reform law of 2006. </li></ul>About Ari Lipman
    6. 6. <ul><li>Organized and trained 300 volunteers to participate in neighborhood GOTV in the 2006 elections. </li></ul>About Ari Lipman
    7. 7. <ul><li>Led successful campaign to reduce civil rights abuses of immigrant workers in Massachusetts nursing homes. </li></ul>About Ari Lipman
    8. 8. <ul><li>Ari is now turning his attention to Ohio to continue “innovative community organizing.” </li></ul>What’s Next for Ari
    9. 9. 2007 Maria Leavey Tribute Award Recipient <ul><li>Ari Lipman </li></ul>

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