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Family Values @ Work Celebrates 2017 GameChanger Awards

Family Values @ Work Celebrates 2017 GameChanger Awards

November 8, 2017

An outspoken Congresswoman, a pioneering filmmaker, a proud local troublemaker, a union that shows up in our campaigns across the country, a community group that’s boosting Latino voter engagement, and a business owner whose employment practices are as good as her ice cream – these are the recipients of Family Values @ Work’s 2017 GameChanger awards!

The November 1 event at the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC also celebrated a year of movement-building and local and state wins, urgently needed among the growing attacks on working families and on democracy. You can read the extraordinary timeline of wins here, along with a list of donors who make this work possible.

In case you missed the fabulous awards ceremony, here are the highlights:

Rep. Maxine Waters received the Policy Champion award for exemplary political and moral leadership that spans 14 terms in the House, and for her endless courage in “reclaiming her time.”

Ky Dickens, maker of the documentary Zero Weeks, received our first ever Culture Champion award for powerfully laying out America’s paid leave crisis and the movement for change.

Molly Moon Neitzel, owner of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream shops in Seattle, WA, and member of Main Street Alliance, won our Business Champion award.

Mi Familia Vota received our Community Partner award for building power with Latino voters to win economic, immigration, and education justice for communities.

United Food and Commercial Workers, represented by Vice-President Robin Williams, is our 2017 Labor Champion for using organizing and political strategies to win strong contracts and public policies that put families first.

Barbara Turnstall, a leader in Maryland’s fight for paid sick days, won the Worker Activist award for connecting the personal, moral and political imperative for change.

Huge thanks to the AFL-CIO for the beautiful space and Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler’s gracious welcome, and to our FV@W team led by Alexis Standifer, and to all the donors whose support fuels the work on the ground.

See photos from the event here:

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Posted by Family Values at Work on Wednesday, November 8, 2017