Traction's phenomenal founder and leader, Lanya Shapiro, is a finalist for a major award recognizing progressive activists.
Vote for Lanya today for the Maria Leavey Tribute Award and you'll help strengthen North Carolina's progressive movement by bringing attention to one of our most visionary young leaders.
- A Convener
- A Persistent Advocate
- A Selfless Organizer
- An Idea Generator
If you don't think those four traits describe Lanya, then just read the nomination statement that Traction Board Chair Celeste Richie wrote on her behalf.
Personally, I don't know a single person who is better qualified for this recognition. I was at the first organizational meeting that Lanya convened to share her vision for Traction. Over the last 5 years, I've seen how Lanya has thrown herself fully into creating a progressive movement that draws on the talents of young people who will make a difference in the long haul. Traction has accomplished a ton already, and will bear fruit in so many ways for years to come.
There are five finalists for the award. We need you to show how much you value Traction and Lanya by voting for her in the online balloting.
VOTING ENDS THIS FRIDAY and it just takes one minute. Please vote today!