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CARE Convenes 19th Annual Conference in DC

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

The CARE National Conference is the most influential advocacy event dedicated to ending global poverty and advancing gender equity.

WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2022) — On June 6-7, the global poverty fighting organization CARE will host its annual CARE National Conference (CNC). Now in its 19th year, the CNC brings a diverse group of individuals together in Washington, D.C., to train, build skills, and advocate for positive change for women and girls around the world. Over 200 advocates, corporate partners, board members and donors will come together at George Washington University for three days of inspiration, learning and advocacy, united in the common goal of ending global poverty and injustice.

This year, CARE is calling on conference participants to join the fight to end COVID and hunger everywhere.

“CARE is looking forward to convening our National Conference in person for the first time in over two years, galvanizing attention and advocates to address the critical issues impacting millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. With continued inequity in the distribution of Covid vaccines and treatment around the world and dramatically rising food insecurity, this is an urgent moment,” said Michelle Nunn, president, and CEO of CARE. “CARE will gather hundreds of supporters to advocate for and strategize on the next steps to save millions of lives through concrete legislative action to combat hunger and Covid.”

Less than 16% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Not only have almost 6.7 million people around the world died from COVID-19 – including 1 million Americans – but even more women and children have died because COVID disrupted normal healthcare services. CARE has helped vaccinate more than 145 million people around the world but as these stats show there is a long way to go.

Key speakers at the conference include First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ed.D; Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation; Laura Coates, CNN, and SiriusXM Host; Michelle Williams, Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter and Ingrid Hoffman, Chef and TV Personality, Author.

Dr. Jill Biden and Dr. Chelsea Clinton will join virtually via pre-recorded remarks. The three-day conference will culminate with a day of action, where conference participants will advocate on behalf of CARE’s priority issues in meetings with members of Congress and staffers on Capitol Hill.

The CARE National Conference is sponsored by UPS, Cargill, and P&G.


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About CARE

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE worked in over 90 countries and reached more than 72 million people around the world. To learn more, visit www.care.org.    

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