Getting Started

What is Engagement?

If you are new to our effort, welcome to CARE Action! You are now an important member of a group dedicated to change – changing U.S. foreign policy and changing lives for the better around the globe.

Every day, CARE works with people in the poorest communities to fight poverty and deliver lasting change. Our Washington, D.C. office is guided by insight from the 94 countries where CARE works as we advocate for U.S. policies that can improve global development and humanitarian response. CARE is known for our unshakable commitment to comprehensive maternal health care; our work to ensure access to healthy food; tirelessly fighting for girls, including the right to an education and an end to child marriage; advocating for timely and adequate responses to humanitarian emergencies with special attention to the needs of women and children and the prevention of gender-based violence; and preserving and improving foreign assistance.

 

 

2018 Objectives

How are the midterm elections relevant to fighting poverty globally?

We consistently hear from U.S. policymakers that too few Americans voice their support for legislative action on poverty-fighting issues. As a result, far too few elected officials make them a priority. We all have a responsibility to speak up and elevate these issues to the level of attention they demand.

America’s goodwill, innovation and investment can address some of the world’s greatest challenges. CARE’s goal of providing the tools for marginalized people to lift themselves out of poverty reaffirms America’s tradition of moral leadership and helps create a more stable, prosperous and just world for us all.

It is incredibly important to act now. With every House seat and 34 Senate seats up for election, it is a critical time to engage in this effort.

With your help, we intend to send a powerful message to the candidates for the House and Senate: There is an energized, organized constituency in the United States that is passionate about fighting global poverty. By interacting with and questioning candidates and their staffers, we can demonstrate broad and informed support for improved U.S. policies.

On behalf of CARE and all of the people we serve, thank you for all you’ve done and all you’ll continue to do. As you use your voice to influence candidates, you are not only building a more just world, you are changing people’s lives.

 

What is CARE?

CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty with a special focus on working alongside poor women and girls.

Watch the video below to learn more about CARE's mission.