LISTEN: Why We Go to the CARE National Conference

LISTEN: Why We Go to the CARE National Conference


We’re coming up on CARE Action’s biggest advocacy event of the year – the CARE National Conference, which will be held May 21-23 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. That’s what we’re talking about on our newest episode of the CARE Action podcast.

Jeanne chats with seasoned conference attendee and citizen advocate Anissa Rasheta and brand new conference attendee Michelle Greer about “first conference” nerves and how CARE prepares advocates to successfully engage with members of Congress on global poverty issues. 

Listen as we talk about this year’s itinerary, which includes both Advocacy 101 and Advocacy 201 tracks so newcomers can learn all the CARE Action basics (like how advocacy works and all about CARE’s mission, goals and projects), while experienced advocates can take their advocacy to the next level. We also talk about the joy of being surrounded by hundreds of compassionate, dedicated people who share the same values, visions, and determination to make the world a better place for everyone. 

The CARE National Conference is the place where people from all political parties and walks of life come together for three days to share and learn about global issues, like U.S. foreign assistance and violence against women. It’s a place to strengthen our roles as citizen advocates so we can help CARE and Congress create positive change for women and girls globally. It’s also a place where advocates like Anissa say they found their “tribe,” purpose and path. Yeah…the conference is that powerful and you don’t want to miss it. 

Give a listen to this week’s episode, then head over to and register to attend this May.  Ask a friend to come with you and get ready for the time of your life. See you at the conference!

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