Prepare

What is CARE?

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE has more than seven decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, 4 providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after an emergency has passed. CARE places special focus on women and children, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. Last year CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 65 million people around the world.

 

CARE Action’s website is a great resource to learn more about our advocacy issues:

Visit the Advocate U section of the site for more information.

 

 

Connect with your Regional Advocacy Coordinator

CARE has a team of dedicated Regional Advocacy Coordinators (RACs) who are eager to help you get started in your advocacy work in the 2018 election cycle. Your RAC can also provide stategic guidance and support throughout the process.

Select your region to find your Regional Advocacy Coordinator (RAC):

West: Jonathan Young - jonathan.young@care.org

Midwest: Katie Kraft - katie.kraft@care.org

Northeast: Savannah Fox - savannah.fox@care.org

Southeast: Whitney Griggs - whitney.griggs@care.org 

 


Learn about the candidates

All 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election. Senators serve a six-year term, and therefore only some of the Senate is up for re-election. There are multiple ways to reach out to candidates and have your voice heard.

The following are excellent sources of information on federal elections. Just click on your state to determine which Senate and House candidates are running in your state and congressional district. 

 

  • Review the candidate’s campaign site – what issues are they highlighting? What do they focus on in their press releases?
  • If the candidate is an incumbent, search their voting record at govtrack.us.
  • Look into who their big donors are at opensecrets.org.

Listen: CARE Action Election Podcasts

Episode #28: Special Election Episode
Episode #28: Special Election Episode
CARE Action’s Executive Director interviews political consultant and campaign manager Jon Seaton.
Episode #38: Where Things Stand With Midterms
Episode #38: Where Things Stand With Midterms
CARE Action’s Executive Director checks in with political consultant Adam Deguire.