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Contestants can win a music video and cash prizes by submitting a song that honors Dr. King’s dream by calling for economic justice and green solutionsOAKLAND, CA – On the day we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy is pleased to announce a contest celebrating his vision and spirit. “Martin Luther King Day isn’t simply a time to reflect on Dr. King’s call for racial harmony and equality for all people,” said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. “Dr. King held a fervent energy for justice, and a constant push for a better world. It’s a spirit we see every day in our partners in the green economy – and we think this energetic, fun contest captures that spirit.” The Dream Reborn: Who’s Next? contest encourages artists to write and record original music reflecting how Dr. King’s commitment to social justice and equality inspires them as we work toward a more inclusive green economy. The contest begins today, with submissions accepted atdreamreborncontest.com. Visitors to the site will be able to vote for the song they think best reflects Dr. King’s spirit and the energy of the green economy. The song that receives the most votes over the course of the month-long contest will receive a $1,000 cash prize – and a music video produced by Green For All! The second and third place vote getters will receive $500 and $250 prizes respectively. Green For All held a similar contest in 2010 called The Dream Reborn. The Climate Change Crew, a group of middle school students in Minnesota, created the winning performance in that contest. Their winning video is viewable at the contest website: dreamreborncontest.com. For More info on The Dream Reborn: Who’s Next? contest please visit: http://dreamreborncontest.com Watch “Change is Needed” by The Climate Change Crew: http://youtu.be/9BhbHppGFWs About Green For All Green For All is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. The organization works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda. For more information, please visit www.gfa.fchq.ca.