Week 3: Learn the Issues

Week 3: Learn the Issues


Whether you read the news every morning, or rarely give it a thought, it is not too late to make your voice heard.  At CARE Action! we firmly believe that a voice raised is never a voice wasted. With election season in full swing, we want to maximize the political engagement necessary to global progress. Our #50ways50days campaign is doing just that. Each week we’re bringing you seven ways to engage, united around a common theme.


  1. Watch the vice presidential debate: The candidates receive a lot of media attention, but we should not underestimate the importance of the vice presidents. If you missed the debate, check out re-caps and otherwise read up on the candidates’ policies and goals.
  2. Read about the Global Food Security Act (GFSA): GFSA was passed and now must be implemented to place food insecure countries on a path toward self-sufficiency. Read more at http://bit.ly/1nzKaLV 
  3. Read about the Reach Every Mother and Child Act: this bi-partisan bill with 200 co-sponsors works towards the goal of ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally. Read more at http://bit.ly/2e7Cflh
  4. Find out more about the Syrian Refugee Crisis: CARE is working to help Syrians meet their most urgent needs and protect their dignity. We are on the ground in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, collaborating with partners and helping people displaced by the conflict and the communities hosting them. Read more at http://www.care.org/emergencies/syria-crisis
  5. Read about the state of education for girls around the world: An educated girl becomes an empowered woman. Read more at http://www.care.org/work/education/girls-education
  6. Watch the second presidential debate: Watching the debates is one of the best ways to learn about how the candidates will tackles global issues.


That’s all for this week! Watch out for more ways to get active this election season on twitter, and join the conversation using #50ways50days.

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