So moving on now to my next campaign group that I follow and thing you should too, if you would like too that is! It is AVAAZ.org!
Avaaz brings people together from all walks to produce one really big and powerful voice. Being part of Avaaz I feel my voice is heard by the politicians and big corporate owners who quite frankly need to hear it! Also I am contributing to something that makes the world a better and more equal place, which is also a huge thing.
Now a little history, Avaaz was set up in 2007 in order to “organise citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want” they now give over 17 million people a voice. The word ‘Avaaz’ means “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages, and that’s exactly what these guys have created one of the biggest voices on earth today! The numbers have increased by nearly 10 million this year alone, and hopefully this number will continue to grow. Avaaz is a place where people from all over the world can come together to tackle issues local to them or on a global scale.
Avaaz post campaigns on their website with a petition format and a description of the issues. Users can then sign these petitions often reaching hundreds of thousands of signatures within days. Imagine having a petition with that many signatures from people spanning the globe filling up your desk, it would make you think! The power of this number of signatures have proved very successful indeed. The petitions are sent to governments and company directors around the globe and do influence their decisions. You only have to look at their highlights pages to see the tremendous success that has already been achieved.
Also on the website there is the option to create your own petition for any campaign you feel is worthy.
Giving individuals the chance to bring to light major issues and problems that need to be resolved or highlighted with an element of anonymity. They are funded by public donations only, meaning they are not influenced by any source other than the voice of the world. Avaaz gives the world a voice that is heard and does change things for the better.
So make your voice heard too and check out http://www.avaaz.org