Take Action Tuesday — November 21, 2017

Take Action Tuesday — November 21, 2017

11/21/17

What we’re grateful for – You and IVAWA!

It’s Take Action Tuesday and all over America, families are looking forward to Thanksgiving Day. We’re doing our shopping, prepping the big feast and thinking about how we’ll answer the inevitable question: “What are you grateful for this year?”

We don’t have to think very hard to find our answer. CARE Action is grateful for you - our advocates, supporters, partners and friends. We’re grateful for every meeting you organize with your Members of Congress, every email you send, phone call you make, post you “like” and every moment you spend sharing your time and talents with us. We’ve said it many times before, but can’t say it often enough - We cannot meet our mission to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice without you. You have no idea how very, deeply, grateful we are. Seriously, grateful. Thank you.

We know you have holiday plans too so we’re keeping our “asks” short this week. We can’t let you completely off the hook though because - IVAWA is back!

The International Violence Against Women Act was introduced last week by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). This bipartisan bill raises awareness for the women and girls around the world who face violence on a daily basis and ensures that addressing gender-based violence is a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. 

If that seems like a whole lot of advocacy right before Thanksgiving, don’t worry – we don’t need much. Here’s what you can do if you have:

  • 2 minutes: Watch this video and sign the petition to call on Congress to pass IVAWA.
  • 5 minutes:  Call your Senators and say: "I am a CARE supporter and your constituent and I want you to support and pass the International Violence Against Women Act. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
  • 15 minutes: Create your own Multiplier Effect.
      • Watch this 3-minute video
      • Share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tag 10 friends you know will share it too.
      • Tell them: I'm tagging you because I can count on you to help create a Multiplier Effect! Watch this video, share it, tag 10 more friends and ask them to tag 10 more.

Once again, thank you for all you do to support CARE and women and girls around the world. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all you hold dear.

 

 

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