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Banned4Life Founder Nominated for Most Valuable Organizer

Hey Team!!  

It's Blake Lynch, Founder of Banned4Life. I found out last week that I have been nominated for the Most Valuable Organizer by Kellen Macfayden. I met Kellen through Causes.com and have been so honored to have her support. She has not only shown an interest in the Banned4Life project but she has actively helped to spread the word. 

If you could please take 1 second to click on the link below to VOTE!!  All you have to do is click on the link and the click "LIKE". 

http://rootscamp.neworganizing.com/awards/2013/mvo/entry/blake-lynch/

Thanks again!

-Blake Lynch



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