The White House is asking you to nominate candidates for the Presidential Citizens Medal, an honor awarded for ‘exemplary deeds of service’.
I can think of a few dozen people in the godless/scientific community I’d nominate, but looking at your contrary performance in that last poll I brought up, you’d probably just pick the one who looked most like a cat. Or owned the most cats. Or likes cats the most. So you’re just on your own here.
I guess that means Jerry Coyne is a shoo-in…
First recommendation: Jessica Ahlquist. She probably likes cats. But despite that, she’s an excellent choice to push.