Richard Wade here.
The first category is called “The Advocate.” Since they first formed in early 2009, they have fought tirelessly both in public events and online against the Catholic Church’s domination of Philippine politics and public policy, advocating for freethought, secularism, reproductive health rights, LGBT and women’s rights, and free speech.
The second category is called “The One.” This is for shaping society through advocacy with the best overall website and online presence.
Winning either of these will help them to bring more public awareness to the important causes they support, and will also give them a much needed $2400 cash prize. From their beginning they have funded most of their advocacy efforts out of their own pockets, while of course the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, (CBCP) has virtually unlimited resources.
I’ve been impressed with the Filipino Freethinkers’ energy and courage since I first encountered them two years ago, and since then they have shown enormous support for two of my letter writers. They really deserve some recognition and help.
Then click on “The Advocate” at the bottom of the category list and click your vote for them in that category.
To clarify, you can vote once in both categories.