Become a Powerful Voice in Charleston for the End of the Poverty!


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When

Tue Aug 23, 2016 - Fri Oct 28, 2016

Where

226 Capitol St.Charleston, WV 25301


About

What would you say if I told you we could literally end poverty - not just someday, but in our lifetime?

For the first time in history, we are faced with the fact that we have all of the resources that are necessary to end the worst aspects of global poverty. There is no reason for any child to die from hunger or miss out on their opportunity to go to school.What is lacking is the political will to make this vision a reality. RESULTS offers hope and the possibility for ordinary citizens to make a difference. We now have a bill in Congress with over 200 cosponsors, democrat and republican, to end preventable deaths of mothers and children by 2035, and we're likely to guarantee another large commitment from the US to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria to end these three biggest infectious killers as epidemics by 2030. Your passion for global justice can help us continue this powerful global poverty advocacy!

We are starting a volunteer RESULTS chapter in Charleston. Our group will meet twice a month, listen in on our monthly national conference call, and strategize how to inspire our members of Congress to make good decisions for the end of global poverty by promoting education, health, and economic opportunity. Our activists and chapters create change by meeting with their members of Congress, educating their communities, and generating media coverage. We do advocacy and macro-level change rather than direct service. An hour of your time spent feeding people makes sure some people eat for a day; an hour of your time doing advocacy can help make sure millions of people eat for years.

Never advocated for something before? That’s okay! We’ll teach you how to be a powerful advocate and help you develop an understanding of the issues. This is an opportunity to create real change and to be on the front lines of the fight against global poverty. The skills you will learn as a volunteer will not only help you become a powerful agent for change, but will also help you in your daily life to become a better speaker, writer, and informed citizen. There is no cost to you, just a commitment of 3-5 hours a month with continuous training and support from RESULTS staff.

Together, we can make sure that all children have the chance to be healthy, go to school, and grow into successful adults. We prove that ordinary people can create extraordinary change. Be a part of the change you wish to see in the world by becoming a RESULTS global poverty advocate.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Recruiting
  • Journalism
  • Reading / Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3-5 hours a month
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