Friday, July 19, 2013

People power goes global

From: Oliver MacColl - Avaaz.org <avaaz@avaaz.org>
Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Subject: People power goes global


Dear friends,



People power is burgeoning around the world like never before. And we're winning. Brazilians have used our online tools to get huge media and political attention, showing how anyone can now kick off a campaign that might change their country or the world. Start a petition now!
People power is burgeoning around the world like never before. And from Brazil to Turkey and now Egypt, Avaaz members are at the heart of the groundbreaking movements that are reshaping our world. 

In Brazil, hundreds of Avaazers, from a 22 year-old student to a veteran Senator, have started their own petitions to tackle corruption from the communities to the capital. As millions take to the streets, millions more are flocking online to support the petitions started by Avaaz members. And they're getting results -- one petition got a front page media splash while another helped get Congress to bury a dreadful law that would have allowed corruption to run rampant.

Avaazers are putting themselves at the centre of the biggest changes to sweep Brazil in twenty years. Many of those changes started with a simple step which anyone can take -- click below to start a campaign on an issue you care about or send this email to a friend:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?cl=3091551145&v=27249

With just a few focused minutes the student built a powerful online mobilization that propelled him to be on the frontpage of one of Brazil's most popular political magazines. Imagine if all of us committed a little time to start a campaign - there's no limit to what we can achieve!

With hope and determination,

Oliver, Adam, Jooyea, Emily, Ricken, Ari and the whole Avaaz team




Avaaz.org is a 24-million-person global campaign network
that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


To contact Avaaz, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us at www.avaaz.org/en/contact or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).

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