Avaaz.org

Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want. "Avaaz" means "Voice" in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages. Across the world, most people want stronger protections for the environment, greater respect for human rights, and concerted efforts to end poverty, corruption and war. Yet globalization faces a huge democratic deficit as international decisions are shaped by political elites and unaccountable corporations -- not the views and values of the world's people.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8th Graders: We Know Humans Cause Climate Change, Why Don’t Republicans?
An overwhelming majority of 8th grade children know that climate change is real and humans are causing it, according to a first ever national poll of children on climate change released today by the global advocacy group Avaaz and conducted by Ipsos. This is in stark contrast to nine out of ten GOP...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Massive Ad Campaign Challenges AIPAC During Annual Conference
On Monday Jewish Voice for Peace and Avaaz are unveiled 100 billboard ads in major subway stations across downtown Washington, DC, showcasing the faces of Jewish Americans saying boldly: “AIPAC does not speak for me. Most Jewish Americans are pro-peace. AIPAC is not.”
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 24, 2013
White House Petition for Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Cash Clears Threshold
Today, a petition on the White House website urging President Obama to “use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics” exceeded the 25,000 signatures necessary to guarantee an official White House response. The petition, launched by the groups Free Speech For People, Avaaz, People For the American Way, and Demos on January 8 took less than two weeks to cross the threshold. The petition can be found here: http://wh.gov/P9j7
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