Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Portland League State Director Wins Public

Citizen of the Year Award

The Portland League of Young Voter’s State Director Justin Alfond has been awarded the Public Citizen of Year Award by the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Alfond was recognized for his group’s efforts to “enfranchise and engage Maine youth, as well as building multi-racial, multi-issue alliances and actively lobby at the local and state level.”

The League was engaged as the college outreach program for Maine Won’t Discriminate, the statewide effort that successfully defeated a referendum that would have reversed legislation that specifically protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in housing and employment.


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