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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
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 to find the path to advocacy that works for you. Choose different options or try all five!

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Board Members

Together, we can amplify our voices, influence policy, and bring about transformative change.


Michelle Nunn


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