Fair Count CEO Rebecca DeHart was honored with the Defender of the Dream Award over the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in recognition for Fair Count’s work in 2020.
“Thank you so much for this tremendous distinction,” DeHart said in her acceptance message. “It’s a remarkable time to be in the great state of Georgia, and it’s only the beginning.”
DeHart received the award at the 2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, sharing the honor with Fair Count founder Stacey Abrams, Georgia Stand-Up Executive Director Deborah Scott, New Georgia Project CEO Nsé Ufot, and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda Executive Director Helen Butler.
“These honorees answered Dr. King’s call to live a life filled with justice and love,” says the AFL-CIO’s award description. “We were proud to honor leaders who dared to dream for a better today and tomorrow.”
The the Defender of the Dream Award ceremony closed out the AFL-CIO’s conference “by honoring those among us who worked tirelessly throughout the previous year to do all the things they can to advance social justice; to defend civil rights,” said Nakisha Lewis, the AFL-CIO’s Director of Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights.