Criteria for Unsung Hero Award Nomination
The intent of these awards (for whom you can nominate below) is to honor individuals whose work defines entrepreneurial public policy, the ongoing battle to defend America’s founding principles, and the duty to leave future generations a freer society. Winners should be:
- Unsung heroes who come from outside the mainstream of political groups, non-profit organizations, and trade associations— especially people for whom public policy is a passion, and not a paid position (paid staff of such organizations are ineligible);
- Entrepreneurs who look for creative new approaches to difficult issues that the traditional political process has failed to solve;
- Thinkers whose approach to public policy is based on America’s founding principles of individual responsibility, self-government, and free markets – and who use these principles to promote ideas that are practical, sensible, and Constitutional, or to oppose and defeat proposals that are contrary to these principles, at any level of government;
- People who address issues that help focus on those founding principles and/or oppose government over-reach – including at the state, local, community, or even neighborhood level;
- Individuals who have truly made a difference for their communities, states, or country, and whose efforts have advanced the cause of freedom.
- People who are seen as resources and spokespersons for that cause, willing to share their experiences and educate others about the American principles on which their activities are based.