Wednesday, 6 April 2011
My Time Person of the Year campaign is gaining traction but I need your help!!
A Tunisian street vendor, Muhammad Al Bouazizi, has now been nominated on the Longlist for Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2011. Please click on this link and vote Yes for Muhammad, who is currently running 12th in the world.
This is an important step in our campaign to have Muhammad Al Bouazizi named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2011, given to the person the editorial team at Time deems to have been the most influential person on world events in the past year. Muhammad committed an act of self immolation on Dec 17th, and died in early January. His act of protest led directly to the overthrow of the government in Tunisia, and all the other events in the Middle East - Egypt, Libya, Yemen et al - can be directly and unequivocally linked to his act of protest. Yet there is a fear that other rather less worthy individuals will get the award, thanks to their higher media profile.
Various notable individuals such as Jonathan Freedland and Christina Patterson have been kind enough to RT information about the campaign (even Michael Winner has sent me a good luck message!) and it seems we do have some traction.
Other ways in which you can help include:
1. Writing to Richard Stengal, Managing Editor of Time, by clicking here. A simple sentence saying 'Make Mohammad Al Bouazizi Person of the Year 2011' will be fine.
2. Sign our petition by clicking here
3. Visit our Facebook Page by clicking here. Please write a comment and tick the 'like' box.
4. Visit our website for more information,
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINK YOU CAN DO IS VOTE YES FOR BOUAZIZI AT THIS SITE BY CLICKING HERE.
Posted by Richard Morris at 10:53