This is a community of good will’s activist, working with the people and for the people. Without much ado, it is undeserving to fail to categorically state that Avaaz is originally an Asian name meaning voice. Avaaz is a Non-governmental Organization that carries out global campaign rallies in a move to change the world we are living into the world we would want to have. According to the Guardian, Avaaz is the largest and most powerful online activist network in existence today.
The Avaaz campaigns push for good governance and democracy. They have a focus on putting to light questions about corruption, human/animal rights, conflicts, poverty and climate change. Along with other public advocacy groups such as the Service Employees International Union and MoveOn.org, they have successfully resolved disputing issues with the government and the people. In 2009 for instance, Avaaz helped the Iranian Presidential Protesters express their views on public websites, while in 2011 pioneered the development of no-fly zone over Libya backed up by the military. Just recently, Avaaz used software to oversee voter registration and campaigned against the election of Donald Trump.
Avaaz has had the best leadership ever, considering its success in over 30 countries presence. They communicate their moves to members through sit-ins, rallies, phone calls, public petition, and advertisement among many other captivating media stunts. Interestingly, the organization declines donations more than $5,000 to avoid being lead to selfish desires of donors. It heavily relies on members contributions.
It was co-founded in January 2007 by the Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans and Andrea Woodhouse in collaboration with the MoveOn.Org and Res Publica organizations. Ricken Patel is the Group’s Founding President; Tom Pravda is the Secretary while Ben Brandzel is the Treasurer. It has over 10,000 Avaaz members actively involved. In approximately ten years of existence, it has reconciled reality to ideality.
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