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CARE on Capitol Hill

A decorative graphic for the CARE National Conference 2022 showing a group of men and women standing in front of the US Capitol.

For more than 20 years, CARE has convened globally minded advocates in the nation’s capital for training, networking, and meetings with Congressional leaders to further the fight against global poverty and social injustice.

Starting in 2023, CARE launched CARE on Capitol Hill to bring advocates – including global women leaders from around the world – to Washington, D.C. several times a year during strategic legislative moments on Capitol Hill when decisions are being made and CARE can have the biggest impact on its policy agenda.

Highlights from CARE on Capitol Hill

This is CARE's advocacy at work

CARE's advocacy on Capitol Hill is about speaking up on behalf of others, connecting with elected officials, and joining a community of changemakers.

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Why CARE partners with women to change the world

In communities across the globe, women are on the frontlines growing food, starting businesses, engaging in politics, and leading with success.

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CARE National Conference

For 19 years, CARE hosted the CARE National Conference annually in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of CARE advocates and special guests lobbied elected leaders on U.S. policies to end global poverty and advance gender equality.

Highlights from CARE National Conference

2022 highlights

For the first time since 2019, nearly 200 CARE advocates met in person to lobby elected leaders on U.S. policies.

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2020 highlights

At the 2020 CARE Virtual Summit, advocates heard from speakers Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and more.

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2019 highlights

CARE advocates and CARE Ambassadors Bellamy Young, Danielle Savre, and Holland Roden gathered in Washington, D.C.

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Previous guest speakers and attendees

Dr. Jill Biden

First Lady of the United States

Dr. Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Laura Coates

CNN and SiriusXM host, senior legal analyst

Ingrid Hoffmann

Chef, TV personality, and author

Michelle Williams

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, author, actress, mental health advocate

Danielle Savre

Actress and CARE Ambassador 

Spike Mendelsohn

CARE Chef Advocate Lead, chef, and restaurateur

Senator Amy Klobuchar


Bellamy Young

Actress, singer, and CARE Ambassador

Naana Asante

CEO, Isabella HealthCare Services

Beatrice Gakuba

Founder and Executive Director, AWAN AFRIKA, Rwanda

Ely Alvarado

Restaurant entrepreneur and owner, Ely’s Burgers, Honduras

Claudine Tsongo

Executive Director, Dynamique des Femmes Juristes (DJF)

Veronica Ngum Ndi

CEO and Founder, Community Association for Vulnerable Persons

Zarqa Yaftali

Executive Director, Women and Children Legal Research Foundation

Thembi Mwamakamba

Director of Policy Research and Analysis, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

Hazel Kantayeni

Project Manager, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International in Malawi

Gloria Magombo

Principle Nurse Midwife Officer, Ntcheu District Hospital, Malawi