Wicked Wednesday: Avaaz.org

27 Jul
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I actually came across Avaaz.org because of my Dad – he forwarded me a link to one of their petitions awhile back, and I have been a member ever since.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Avaaz, it’s an online campaigning community whose mission statement is:    

Avaaz—meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

For awhile now I’ve felt like the problems of the world are too big and I’m too small. I think a lot of people feel that way – particularly in my generation. Signing petitions on Avaaz is a good way to start to feel like part of a voice for positive change. The best part is that once you sign up, information about world events comes to you – and there’s something fast and easy you can do about it.

Some of the current issues featured on Avaaz include Syria’s disappeared, the call to recognize Palestine as a state, and – closer to home – the mining project that would turn thousands of acres of Canadian farmland into a mining pit, poisoning the water source of millions of Canadians in the process.

If this sounds like your sort of online community, check it out and sign up for their email subscription.

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