THE LINCOLN PROJECT IS PROUD TO BE NOMINATED FOR TWO WEBBY AWARDS
April 5, 2023 – The Lincoln Project is thrilled to announce its up for two 2023 Webby Awards for its work to bring awareness of rising antisemitism in the United States, and its campaign to build support for the Ukrainian fight for freedom.
“We are honored to be nominated for a Webby Award,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “We share this nomination with every one of our followers, supporters, and team-mates. Without the support and backing of our followers, this wouldn’t be possible. They are the heart and soul of The Lincoln Project and we are so grateful they are part of this movement.”
The Lincoln Project was nominated for its campaign supporting the Ukrainian war effort in the category of Social – Social Content Series News & Politics. In a series of ads titled, ‘Ukraine: Fighting For Democracy At Home and Abroad,’ The Lincoln Project educated the American public about the threat using language and visuals to evoke the Cold War dangers that Baby Boomer and Generation X voters recall, and illustrate the ongoing threat of Russia authoritarianism and aggression. In the final weeks of the 2022 Midterms, our ad “Ukraine” successfully moved swing voters in key states and was served nearly 10 million times.
The Lincoln Project was also nominated for the ad, ‘Never Again: Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day’, as part of the Video – General Video News & Politics category. Antisemitism and antisemitic violence is rising in the United States and it once again presents an extraordinary danger to Jewish Americans and Jewish people around the world. The Lincoln Project released this ad on International Holocaust Remembrance Day to show the horrors of the genocide with a clear, sharp message: Never Again means Never Again. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the video is powerful, evocative, and clear, delivering a hard and necessary message in the ongoing and vital fight against antisemitism.
The Webby Awards are the prestigious international awards to celebrate excellence on the Internet, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.
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