Students Against the Death Penalty is accepting nominations for the 2009 Youth Abolitionist of the Year Award. The Award is presented each year to a young person, or persons, under the age of 25 with a deep commitment to fighting the death penalty and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity.

Nominations for the Youth Abolitionist of the Year Award may be submitted at any time by sending an email to hooman(at) describing in 500 worlds or less why this person merits the Youth Abolitionist of the Year Award. The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2009. Finalists might be asked to submit further supporting documents (letters of recommendation, articles by or about the candidate, etc.) Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public.

The winner will be announced at the 2009 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 16-20, 2009.

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