Gypsy Gallardo – editor, publicist, organizer and activist – will receive the first annual Babette Husick Community Action Award at the annual luncheon of the St. Petersburg Area League of Women Voters (LWVSPA) on Saturday, April 18.
The award commemorates the memory of Babette Husick, devoted LWVSPA member, who supported the League in a bequest after her passing. The award recognizes an individual or community organization demonstrating commitment to working in collaboration with the League for change in the community in line with LWV principles and mission.
The League commends Gallardo’s collaboration with the League on the “get-out-the-vote” (GOTV) message for the 2014 General Election. Because of her initiative, commitment, and collaboration, the League was able to present the GOTV initiative to ten St. Petersburg congregations and to distribute nearly 3000 Voter Guides directly to citizens who otherwise may not have been reached.