On August 4, 2015, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (“HRC”) and its Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) announced the recipients of the Commission’s annual Hero Awards. This year’s Hero Awards commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches and the 1965 Voting Rights Act by recognizing organizations and individuals who advance voting rights in San Francisco.
The HRC and the EAC put out a public call for nominations for individuals, organizations and students to recognize the contributions of courageous organizations and individuals who demonstrate the resilience and dignity of the voting rights movement. The awards presentation took place on the 50th Anniversary of when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law.
We are thrilled to announce that the League of Women Voters of San Francisco was one of the 2015 Organization Heroes!
We are doubly excited as well, because not only did LWVSF receive this great recognition, but our own Maxine Anderson was also awarded the Individual Award.
Maxine Anderson has been a long time voting rights advocate, whose passion and dedication to her work has made real impact in San Francisco. For over ten years, Maxine has served on the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco, in a variety of roles. Currently, Maxine serves as the Advocacy Co-Chair for the League and spearheads recommendations regarding local ballot measures, and ensures advocacy efforts, especially as they relate to voter rights, have the best interest of all of San Franciscans at heart.
Congratulations Maxine and thank you for everything you do to ensure democracy works for all!
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