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Saturday, March 15, 2014
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban
Vote for the Cuban 5
for the 2014 People's Choice
The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 has nominated
the Cuban 5 for the 2014's
People's Choice Award
The People's Choice Award is part of a larger
annual Human Rights Awards event organized by Global Exchange. Each year this
organization invites their members, supporters and allies to nominate and vote
on individuals or groups who they consider to be human rights heroes.
We consider the Cuban 5 to be perfect
candidates for this award for fighting to protect the lives of the Cuban people
and people in the United States against terrorist attacks. They did this at
great personal risk and have had to endure long unjust prison sentences as a
consequence. Despite the injustice the Cuban 5 continue to hold their heads high
with dignity and resolve.
This nomination and voting campaign is another
way to spread the word about the case of the Cuban 5.
The voting begins 9 A.M. March 3,
2014 through 5 P.M. March 21, 2014
IT WILL TAKE ONLY ONE MINUTE OF YOUR TIME! CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE CUBAN 5 NOW! AND ASK
YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE FOR THEM TOO!
One of the criteria for
winning is by who gets the most votes. We urge you to cast your vote for them
and spread the word to people you know.
Once the online voting concludes, a People's Choice
Award committee consisting of Global Exchange and noted activists will review
each nominee to determine the winner. The 2014 People's Choice Award will be
announced by Global Exchange on April 9th. The winner will receive an award in
honor of their work at the Human Rights Awards celebration on May 8,