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CWLA Needs Your Vote in American Express Members Project

7/6/2007:   CWLA's President and CEO, Chris James-Brown, is making a special request of WeR4kdz subscribers—vote for CWLA in the American Express Members Project, an exciting initiative that brings American Express card members together to do something good for our world.

CWLA is sponsoring a project, Aged Out, Kicked Out – Help Foster Kids' Futures, to address the issues of youth aging out of foster care. The American Express Members Project Advisory Panel selected this proposal as one of the Top 50 project ideas out of 8,000 submissions. If voted the top winning project, CWLA could receive a minimum $1 million award — up to a maximum of $5 million — from American Express.

Now the voting begins by American Express Cardholders nationwide to narrow the selection down to a final winner. This is an excellent opportunity and we need your support to make it through the first voting round, which began July 3 and continues until midnight, July 15. The Top 25 project ideas will be posted and announced July 17 by American Express. The second voting round will go through July 22 to determine the Top 5 project ideas, which will be announced July 24. The final voting round ends at midnight, August 5, and the Winning Idea will be announced August 7.

We are not only asking you to vote, but also to encourage your staff, members, boards, family, and friends to vote by sharing this e-mail communication.

Visit the Members Project online or the CWLA website for more information.

Vote in American Express Members Project

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