CARE National Conference

CARE National Conference: Through the Years

A look back at what you have accomplished at the CARE National Conference

A look back at #CNC17

The 15th CARE National Conference culminated with 650 participants from 41 states attending 215 meetings in the offices of their elected
representatives on Capitol Hill.

Recapping #CNC17

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and more than 650 CARE advocates convened in Washington, D.C., May 22-24, 2017 to do extraordinary work.

They came from all corners of the country to deliver a simple, yet profound message to Congress: #DontCutLives. While we were in Washington, President Trump released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, and the cuts to foreign assistance were revealed to be staggering – even deadly.

The conference started off with words from Bushra Aldukhainah from Yemen and Mariela Shaker from Syria, two women who shared their experiences in their home countries. These stories gave expression to the theme for this year's conference: Now More Than Ever. CARE president and CEO Michelle Nunn underscored the urgency with which the world must respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people on the planet: "Today, you stand shoulder to shoulder with them and you give voice to their needs."

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In Case You Missed #CNC17

In May 2017 over 600 attendees from 41 states gathered in Washington D.C. with CARE to celebrate the 15th convening of the CARE National Conference.

John Lewis at #CNC17

"When someone tells me that change is impossible, that you cannot bring about change, I say come and walk in my shoes."

Chelsea Clinton and Barbara Pierce Bush at #CNC17

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair for the Clinton Foundation, and Barbara Pierce Bush, co-founder of Global Health Corps, joined CARE CEO and President Michelle Nunn at #CNC17.

Watch the speakers and more from #CNC17

Thank you to our 2017 corporate sponsors for their generous support.

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CNC17: In the Media 1

#CNC17 In the Media

Aid Workers In Yemen Express Alarm At U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal

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NPR

CNC17: In the Media 2

#CNC17 In the Media

Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal

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Washington Post

CNC17: In the Media 3

#CNC17 In the Media

Trump administration looks to cut State Department budget by 32%

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CNN