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American Constitution Society bestows David Carliner Public Interest Award on Global Workers' Director, Cathleen Caron

"David Carliner was a tremendous advocate for human rights. He was ahead of his time and met incredible resistant for the work he did. We have all benefitted from his courageous work. What an honor to be bestowed an award by his family." Cathleen Caron

Cathleen was presented with the David Carliner Public Interest Award during the national convention of the American Constitution Society, held in Washington, D.C. from June 17 – 19, 2010. The American Constitution Society is an organization founded in 2001 that encompasses a network of organizations, lawyers, policymakers and others, whose goals are the promotion of the fundamental values the constitution expresses: individual rights and liberties, “genuine” equality and equal access to justice, democracy and the rule of law.

Every year, the Carliner award is granted to an outstanding mid-career public interest lawyer employed by a nonprofit organization who has shown a passionate commitment in civil liberties, international or immigrants’ rights. Cathleen was selected among five candidates. The award memorializes the exemplary life’s work of David Carliner, founder of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, defender of vulnerable populations and whose voice in the current climate of anti-immigration is dearly missed. This recent accomplishment is another confirmation of Global Worker’s important work for transnational portable justice across borders.

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