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:
- The foreign assistance budget
- Gender empowerment
- Food and nutrition security
- Humanitarian and emergency assistance
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest: Katie Kraft - email@example.com
Northeast: Savannah Fox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast: Whitney Griggs - email@example.com
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.