FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:11/8/2013
Contact: Derrick Crowe, National Priorities Project, 571.318.9114, firstname.lastname@example.org 
NORTHAMPTON, MASS.—Sister Simone Campbell has been recognized as a Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project (NPP). Selected as one of 32 allies and partners from across the country, NPP recognizes Sister Campbell for exemplary leadership and tenacious commitment to the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded.
“We are honored to celebrate our remarkable allies and partners, without whom our work to democratize the federal budget would be impossible. These Democracy Champions represent a broad cross-section of social movements. We are proud to partner with them as we work towards a federal budget that reflects Americans’ priorities,” NPP Executive Director Jo Comerford said.
National Priorities Project is a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to making federal budget information accessible so people can both understand and influence federal spending and revenue decisions. Over the past 30 years, NPP has reached well-over 40 million people and leveraged its research to support thousands of national, regional and state organizations.
To learn more about NPP’s 30-year history visit: http://nationalpriorities.org/en/about/npp-turns-30/ .
Below is the full list of the 2013 Democracy Champions. To learn more, visit: http://nationalpriorities.org/en/about/npp-turns-30/democracy-champions/ .
- Eric Byler
& Annabel Park
Co-Founders, Coffee Party USA
- Sister Simone
Executive Director, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
- Tim Carpenter
Founder and National Director, Progressive Democrats of America
- John Cavanagh
Fellow, Global Economy, Institute for Policy Studies
- Ben Cohen
President and Head Stamper, Stamp Stampede
- Cheryl Contee
Partner, Fission Strategy
- Seth Flaxman
& Kathryn Peters
- Barney Frank
Member of Congr