About

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Our Mission

Backed by decades-deep expertise, data and a nationwide network, CARE Action! and its member advocates are igniting a movement and producing positive change.

For over
60
Years
CARE
has been working with poor people around the world.

CARE is a 501(c)(3) organization. It is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty that places special focus on working alongside poor women who, equipped with the proper resources, can assist whole families and entire communities escape poverty through improved basic education, prevention of the spread of HIV, increased access to clean water and sanitation, expanded economic opportunities and the protection of natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

CARE established CARE Action! as a related but separately incorporated 501(c)(4) organization. CARE Action! undertakes a variety of programs and activities in furtherance of the organizations’ common mission, most notably directly influencing policymakers through Congressional testimony, briefings, reports and meetings based on CARE’s experience of working with poor people around the world over more than 60 years. CARE Action! is registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act and supports effective citizen-based advocacy through the CARE Action Network and also supports lobbying efforts.

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5 Ways to Advocate

Becoming an advocate isn't as complicated as you might think. Through CARE Action!, you can be a voice for change and join the fight against poverty and social injustice around the world. Become a part of a community that is making sure our nation's leaders understand and address these issues.

Our video covers the top 5 ways to become an advocate through the CARE Action Network. Watch now to find the path to advocacy that works for you. Choose different options or try all five!

Our Staff

Rachael Leman
Executive Director
David Ray
President
Ellen Carmichael
Director of Citizen Advocacy
Daniel Cerveny
Online Advocacy Coordinator

Board Members

Henry Bromelkamp
President
Bromelkamp Company
Sally Canfield
Monica Dixon
Michele Flournoy
Co-founder & CEO
Center for a New American Security
Tony Fratto
Partner
Hamilton Place Strategies
I am excited to announce the launch of CARE Action! and CAREAction.org as part of a renewed and re-energized focus on expanding the tremendous nationwide network of citizen advocates that has long been the engine of CARE's advocacy work. In the upcoming weeks and months, we will be rolling out a series of new tools and new opportunities to get up-to-the-minute information on what's happening in Washington on our issues and find out how you can stay engaged and take action. Together, we can amplify our voices, influence policy, and bring about transformative change.
 

Michelle Nunn
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CARE USA

 

STATE SUPPORT TEAMS

Join us as we build out a base of support in each state to fight global poverty.
We are organized by state and legislative district.