2014 People Power Award Winner

#I Respect Music - Blake Morgan


Blake is a recording artist, producer, and label owner who has created a campaign that asks people, including the music industry, digital economy and politicians, to treat artists like professionals and compensate them fairly. He is also asking artists to show respect and pride for themselves and their work.

Winner 2016

Stephen’s Backpacks Society

The moment that we’ve been anticipating all year is finally here! Stephen’s Backpacks Society has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 People Power Award for excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change!

Their organization has many projects, all aimed at ending youth homelessness. Stephen’s Backpacks Society is currently providing backpacks, shoes, education resources, and hope to children and families in need.

Making a Difference with Buttons

In the past, Stephen’s Backpacks Society has used pinback buttons to inspire positive change in classrooms through their Global Citizenship Project. Part of this education initiative involves “Dream Buttons,” a way for students to write their dream, wear it, and share it everyday!

As the winner of this year’s People Power Award, Stephen’s Backpacks Society is the recipient of a custom 6-inch button award, and a button gift certificate to help them keep up the awesome work 🙂

- See more at: http://peoplepowerawards.com/winner2016/#sthash.djAOexRF.dpuf

2016 Nominees

2014 People Power Award Winner

#I Respect Music - Blake Morgan


Blake is a recording artist, producer, and label owner who has created a campaign that asks people, including the music industry, digital economy and politicians, to treat artists like professionals and compensate them fairly. He is also asking artists to show respect and pride for themselves and their work.

Winner 2014

#I Respect Music

Have you ever seen someone doing great work and think, “Man, I wish I could give that guy an award?”

That’s exactly what happened at here at the People Power Press office when we learned about Blake Morgan and the I Respect Music project. Blake is a recording artist, producer, and label owner who has created a campaign that asks people, including the music industry, digital economy and politicians, to treat artists like professionals and compensate them fairly. He is also asking artists to show respect and pride for themselves and their work. And he is using buttons to spread this message, which is very cool!

This is a movement that the musicians and music lovers in our office really support. And others around the world are responding too. Just follow #IRespectMusic to find out!

Blake and his work with I Respect Music have inspired us to create the People Power Award. This is an annual award we will give to a grassroots organization that is working hard to make a difference and is using buttons to spread their message.

So here’s to Blake Morgan and the #IRespectMusic campaign as the inaugural recipient of the People Power Award. Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!

The People Power Award: For excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change.