The World In Action…
May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
When I hear about injustices in the world I get mad. I get real mad! But a couple of years ago, I signed up to Avaaz to start getting even!
What is Avaaz? In their words…
“Avaaz—meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Our model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.
The Avaaz community campaigns in 14 languages, served by a core team on 4 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.”
I encourage you to sign up to Avaaz. With Avaaz, I am kept up to date with all the current and immediate major world issues that need world action. There are nearly 9 million members worldwide and counting! They make it completely easy to support the issues and causes you most want to support, by simple one-click petition signing and donating. Sign up to get regular updates on pressing world issues and information on how you can help.
I can tell you, Avaaz is not annoying in that scammy-constant-emails way… the issues you read about are so important that you are glad someone out there is taking the time to find out about them and tell you about it! Check out their website and have a really good look through 🙂