Tom Lantos Award

Announcement

We have lost an incredible advocate and an amazing man and leader for not only the Jewish Community, but for all people.  Chairman Tom Lantos leaves a legacy and commitment of fighting for many important issues that include, human rights, civil rights, ending genocide in Darfur, combating anti-Semitism and Israel’s safety and security.  The news coverage, memorial service, and public statements from the past week only begin to touch upon the great legacy that he has left behind.

The Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus has instituted the Tom P. Lantos Award to not only honor his memory, but to remind all of us what is possible and what we can do when we have great people like Chairman Lantos who dedicate their life to public service.

The Tom P. Lantos Award will be given annually to a public figure who exemplifies Chairman Lantos’s dedication to public service and who serves as an advocate for individuals who cannot speak for themselves.

Information

The Tom P. Lantos Award will be presented annually by the Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus in early February.  The inaugural award, however, will be offered during the first week of May, 2008.  An awards committee will be determining eligibility and accepting nominations until one month prior to the award’s presentation (2008 nominations close on April 4th).  The award will be given to the individual who best exemplifies Chairman Lantos’s dedication, principles, and spirit.

Nominations should be emailed to awards@jewishcaucus.org.

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