Blog for Take Back America 2007

Memories of Maria

May 01, 2007 at 12:17 PM by Bill Scher

I'm sure others at Campaign for America's Future had richer experiences with Maria Leavey, the tireless and brilliant organizer who is being commemorated in the new Maria Leavey Tribute Award, than me.

But perhaps my experience was typical.

I never met her personally, never was really quite sure who she was.

But last year, she caught wind of a book I wrote. Without being asked, and before my own publisher did any publicity, she had notified radio shows across the country, encouraging them to contact me for interviews.

That's what she did. Reached out. Made connections. Gave others a voice. Amplified our overall message. Strengthened our community, our media and our movement.

Watch the video tribute of Maria below, think about who you know that emulates her legacy, and submit your nominations for the Maria Leavey Tribute Award by May 6.

Tagged with: tba2007, marialeavey
Comments

Thanks for letting more folks know about this Bill!

Seems precisely like something Maria herself would have done (more like did!) for fellow progressive activists.

Posted by Ian Mishalove at 02:34 PM on May 02, 2007
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