Post-Election Engagement

The votes are in. Now what? Learn how to engage incumbents and
newly elected members of Congress on our global poverty issues.

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Engage With CARE Action Nationwide

CARE Action advocates are changing lives for the better nationwide, and our Regional Advocacy Coordinators want to hear from you!

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How to Call Congress

Calling your Member of Congress is one of the most effective ways to take action for a better world. And it only takes 5 minutes!

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Congress Needs to Hear From You

We're so close to passage of a key women's econonomic empowerment bill. 

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Our Issues

Foreign Assistance Budget
CARE Action! is focused on the refugee crisis and gender equality.
Foreign aid represents one penny on the U.S. dollar, but saves millions of lives each year.

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Health
Access to family planning services could prevent up to 30 percent of maternal deaths per year.
Access to reproductive health services is key to preventing maternal and child mortality.

Learn more about our health work
Food
El Niño has caused the worst drought on record for decades.
We aim to feed people in a more sustainable, equitable, and flexible way.

Read more about our fight against hunger
Emergencies
Top emergencies in 2018 included escalating crises in the DRC, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and Afghanistan.
In humanitarian crises, women and children are often affected the most.

Learn more about our emergency response
Gender & Empowerment
Globally, 1.2 billion people live in absolute poverty and most of them are women and girls.
Gender-based violence has reached epidemic proportions in countries around the world.

Learn more about our work on gender equality

From the Blog

5 Minutes of Inspiration: How CARE Ends Child Marriage

Posted 11/13/18

Community leaders in Benin are 26 percent less likely to support child marriage. Find out why.

By Emily Janoch

In the five minutes...

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Election Results: All CARE Action-Supported Candidates Win Congressional Races

Posted 11/7/18

WASHINGTON— CARE Action , the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of the global humanitarian and...

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CARE: Don’t Use Life-Saving Aid for Political Leverage

Posted 10/18/18

WASHINGTON—CARE, the global humanitarian and development organization, strongly opposes any effort to cancel humanitarian assistance for political...

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It's Not Too Late to #VoteIfYouCare

Posted 10/16/18

No matter where you live, it has never been more critical than now to get involved in the elections. The global issues you care about — like violence...

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Help improve millions of lives around the world

99
%
of maternal deaths occur in developing countries

Nearly every two minutes a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications. 

60
M
people will be impacted by El Niño

El Niño has caused the worst drought on record for decades and global, successive harvest failures. 

45
%
of all childhood deaths are due to poor nutrition

Malnutrition leads to lasting health problems and stunted development in children. 

13
M
people need assistance in Syria

Over 4.5 million live in areas that aid agencies can only reach occasionally and sometimes, not at all.