CARE Action: Don't Cut Lives

My One Cent: Anissa Rasheta

"We have to show our kids the good in the world and how they can be a part of that."

My One Cent

Why fight to protect foreign aid?
Why fight to protect foreign aid?
Why fight to protect foreign aid?
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My One Cent: Richard Sheres
CARE advocate Richard Sheres
My One Cent: Richard Sheres
"Foreign assistance provides stability. Stable societies tend not to go to war."
My One Cent: Lora Gordon
CARE advocate Lora Gordon
My One Cent: Lora Gordon
"If we don’t address these human needs, we will be feeding and fueling conflict."
My One Cent: Tamara Shukakidze
CARE advocate Tamara Shukakidze
My One Cent: Tamara Shukakidze
"These are programs that really alleviate suffering and provide opportunities."
My One Cent: Avani Dalal
My One Cent: Avani Dalal
“Everybody should have the opportunity to learn and live in a safe environment."
My One Cent: Jennifer Wells
My One Cent: Jennifer Wells
"Advocates ensure the most vulnerable and marginalized can use their own voices."
My One Cent: Katie Brunk
My One Cent: Katie Brunk
“For me, the most effective advocacy tool is to relate things on a human level through stories.”
My One Cent: Daniel Berger
My One Cent: Daniel Berger
"Advocacy is the natural extension of civic engagement."
My One Cent: Tina Hanson
My One Cent: Tina Hanson
“Advocacy is a great opportunity to get involved as a citizen.”
My One Cent: Malcolm Quigley
My One Cent: Malcolm Quigley
“ We address big, systematic, cultural, and programmatic challenges by bringing people, partners, and resources to the table to work out solutions.”
My One Cent: David Ray
David Ray is Vice President for Policy & Advocacy for CARE USA and Managing Director of CARE Action. He’s worked with CARE for more than 20 years.
My One Cent: David Ray
"At CARE we are not advocating for other people. We’re advocating alongside other people."
My One Cent: Paige Miller
Paige Miller is a program coordinator for the Women’s and Gender Studies department at the University of Alabama. She’s also a long-time CARE advocate and one of CARE Action’s fellows for 2016.
My One Cent: Paige Miller
“With advocacy, we can make life-changing differences in people’s lives.”
My One Cent: Victor Albisu
My One Cent: Victor Albisu
“We all need to be advocates. We all need to find ways to give back and speak up from wherever we can.”
My One Cent: Olivia Faulkner
My One Cent: Olivia Faulkner
"As a citizen of the world, it matters to me that we help people in developing countries."
My One Cent: Rachael Leman
My One Cent: Rachael Leman
“More and more people are paying attention, raising our voices, and taking a stand on what kind of country we want to be."
My One Cent: Ruth Braiser
My One Cent: Ruth Braiser
"It feels good to be able to do good for people."
My One Cent: Brenda Rose
My One Cent: Brenda Rose
"Working with CARE as an advocate and fellow gave me clarity and elevated my self-esteem and self-development."
My One Cent: Michelle Carter
My One Cent: Michelle Carter
“The basis underneath all my years with CARE has been a deep motivation to see things change.”
My One Cent: Jennifer Sader
Jennifer Sader lives in Toledo, Ohio and has been advocating for CARE for almost ten years. Sometimes, that includes driving a couple hours to Columbus to meet her Representatives.
My One Cent: Jennifer Sader
"In crisis, having access to family planning and healthcare can be lifesaving."
My One Cent: Caitlyn Ussery
My One Cent: Caitlyn Ussery
“[These children] had lost everything - their families, siblings, homes, cultures, and no matter where they’d come from, they’d lost all of it to crisis."
My One Cent: Florence Amadi
My One Cent: Florence Amadi
"When one person manages to escape poverty, it improves the welfare of the entire family."
My One Cent: Heather Higginbottom
Heather Higginbottom’s unique expertise comes with clear perspective on the critical need for foreign assistance leadership the world is facing today.
My One Cent: Heather Higginbottom
"It is critical for the U.S. to provide leadership in funding programs that fight poverty and provide emergency assistance."
My One Cent: Josh Burns
My One Cent: Josh Burns
"Advocates for girls and women come in all genders, sizes, ages, and demographics."
My One Cent: Kristen Pratt
My One Cent: Kristen Pratt
"Once you know the reality of what is going on in people’s lives around the world, you can’t ignore it."
My One Cent: Lori Saltveit
My One Cent: Lori Saltveit
"Working with CARE, I realized an average citizen like myself can talk to a member of Congress about issues that matter."
My One Cent: Kiley Shields
My One Cent: Kiley Shields
"Foreign assistance advocacy and funding are integral parts of who America is... we want to be a force of good that deals with problems at their roots, not after they’ve already happened."
My One Cent: Frank Titus
My One Cent: Frank Titus
"Follow those beliefs you hold most deeply"
Nicole Ellis: My One Cent
Nicole Ellis: My One Cent
"Every mother deserves the chance to have a healthy pregnancy and raise healthy children. It's a basic and universal human right."
My One Cent: Tsehai Wojado
My One Cent: Tsehai Wojado
"When women are educated, economically independent and aware...they can be self-sufficient and live their own lives."
My One Cent: Kimber Huntington Webb
My One Cent: Kimber Huntington Webb
"We can find strength in each other – connect and grow together."
My One Cent: Manoj Kumar
My One Cent: Manoj Kumar
"The thing that makes CARE’s work very distinct is its special focus on gender, which cuts across all our programs in all States."
My One Cent: Esat Akgul
My One Cent: Esat Akgul
"Initially, we weren’t well prepared for handling such big numbers of refugees... That’s another reason why I believe CARE’s mission to serve people in need is so valuable."
My One Cent: Ellen Carmichael
My One Cent: Ellen Carmichael
"I want to make sure that girls everywhere are able to exercise their rights, to live with dignity and without fear of violence and reach their full potential."

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