Sign into your YouTube account (or if you don’t have one, it’s free and easy to create). Then, on the Nonprofit Video Awards page, click on the “Vote” button and search for “Power of Words”. To cast your vote, click the green ‘Thumbs Up’ icon below ‘The Power of Words’ video display.
Your support of human rights was our inspiration for this video. Help us ensure ‘The Power of Words’ comes out on top! Share this video with your friends and ask them to vote too. Until the winners are announced, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!
Today, we’re premiering our video homage to supporters who help spread human rights stories far and wide! YouTube is featuring our new, animated video “The Power of Words” on its homepage with an introduction by actor, Morgan Freeman.
The video demonstrates why the messages you send and the petitions you sign really matter. It is your words that remind violators of human rights, in countries like Zimbabwe, China and Iran, that their actions are unacceptable and opposed by millions.
Here’s how you can help. Create a video about the nonprofit of your choice working on a human rights issue that you care about — it could be genocide, human trafficking, refugee protection, gender equality or something else -and submit it to the Video Volunteers channel by December 21. Amnesty International and Freeman, who plays legendary crusader Nelson Mandela in the upcoming movie Invictus, will select three videos to appear on the YouTube homepage at the end of the month. Hear more from Morgan about the importance of taking up this cause:
This is your chance to help citizens around the world who often can’t help themselves and to bring the vital work of human rights organizations to light. Join Morgan Freeman to protect the rights of these individuals at www.youtube.com/videovolunteers.
Written by Ramya Raghavan, YouTube’s Nonprofits & Activism Manager
Action for Human Rights. Hope for Humanity.