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CARE / Laura Noel

CARE / Laura Noel

Our advocacy work delivers lasting solutions by promoting policy reforms that foster strong, resilient communities. These policy reforms ensure that current and future generations will benefit from the changes we make today.

Our Community

Our network of more than 27,000 CARE Action advocates are dedicated to change – changing U.S. foreign policy and changing lives for the better around the globe. Our advocates represent a diverse range of backgrounds, experience levels, and perspectives, but we all share a common passion – to eradicate poverty and empower women and girls worldwide.

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Training Tools

Our toolkits will help you brush up on the basics of advocating with CARE, learn why it’s so important to influence U.S. elected officials for global change, and give you the tips and tricks for making your voice count.

Advocating with CARE

Get started with the basics: Learn how to connect with CARE Action and our community, educate yourself on the issues, and get to know the ins and outs of U.S. Congress - and how to influence elected officials.

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Advocating on Global Issues During COVID-19

CARE advocates remain energized in the fight against global poverty and injustice despite lockdowns and social distancing. Learn how to advocate from home and talk about global issues during a global pandemic.

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Building Relationships with Members of Congress

The role of CARE advocates is to help Congressional members and staff understand the importance of U.S. leadership on global issues. Here's why those relationships matter and how to cultivate them.

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Send An Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor

One of the best ways to influence and educate a wide audience outside your immediate circles is to write and submit an Opinion Editorial (op-ed) or Letter to the Editor (LTE) in your local newspaper. Here's our best tips and tricks.

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How to Hold In-District Meetings

The most powerful way to influence Members of Congress (MOCs) is by meeting with them or their staff members face-to-face, in-person or via Zoom. Use our step-by-step guide on how to hold successful in-district meetings.

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Telling Your CARE Story

This toolkit, paired with our virtual and in-person storytelling workshops, will provide a guide for you to craft a compelling story about why and how you are fighting for a better future alongside CARE.

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Featured Resources

4 Ways Gender Inequality Increases Food Insecurity

Gender inequality is at the heart of food crises and their solutions.

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Safe from the Start 2-Pager

The Safe from the Start Act, if passed, would keep women and girls safe from violence in emergencies.

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The Case for U.S. Investment in Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

A new policy paper released by CARE and Booz Allen Hamilton makes the case for U.S. investments in global vaccine doses.

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WATCH: How We Can Fix Global Food Systems
Our latest explainer video dives deeper into what global food systems are, why they are broken today, and what we can do to fix them with U.S. global leadership and action.


“Once you take that first step you’re most likely going to be hooked because you’re going to feel how your voice does matter and your actions do matter.”

Peter Martin

Stories and Victories

CARE and our advocates have played an instrumental role in setting the stage for several early wins in the Biden Administration, including ensuring COVID-19 relief includes funding for a global response and reestablishing the U.S. as a global leader.

5 Big U.S. Funding Wins for CARE’s Work Around the Globe

The latest House State-Foreign Operations Bill is encouraging for CARE and its advocates fighting to build back better from COVID-19.

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CARE welcomes passage of Global Food Security Reauthorization Act

The bill passed the House of Representatives and will ensure the U.S. keeps commitments to fighting hunger and malnutrition worldwide.

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Meet The Team

CARE Action’s team of Regional Advocacy Managers (RAM) are spread across the U.S. to be your connection to CARE’s legislative agenda and global work on-the-ground. One of our four coordinators are available to work directly with you on influencing your Members of Congress, organizing local events, conducting in-district meetings, submitting pieces to your local media, and participating in national CARE events.

Regional Advocacy Managers Map

Jonathan Young

Regional Advocacy Manager for the West


Jonathan, based in Seattle, WA, has worked in policy and advocacy for over a decade mobilizing constituents and volunteers in the western region of the U.S. He is proud of his non-profit experience having worked previously for The ONE Campaign, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Experience Music Project. He also loves to write, record, and perform music in his spare time!

Harley Dority

Regional Advocacy Manager for the Northeast


Harley, based in Washington, DC, joined CARE after 4.5 years at UNRWA USA, working to build community and awareness around the plight of Palestine refugees and the work the UN Agency does across the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked with the Government Relations team at Amnesty International, assisting the Refugee Specialist on policy and grassroots initiatives related to migration in the US. In her spare time, she likes to bake, go to yoga classes, and explore the city for new restaurants!

Josh Brown

Regional Advocacy Manager for the Midwest


Josh, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has recently joined CARE after over a decade working for the American Heart Association. As a member of the American Heart Association’s Grassroots team, he mobilized and engaged advocates in multiple states to strategically support campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. He has a passion for working with and empowering advocates to find their own voice while participating in the legislative process. In his spare time, Josh likes to be active, playing soccer and going on walks, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

Patlyn Charles

Regional Advocacy Manager for the Southeast


Patlyn, based in Atlanta, GA, has worked at CARE for 16 years where she has worked in several roles. Prior to joining CARE, she worked with the GA Secretary of State’s Office to educate GA constituents, specifically middle and high school students, on the legislative process and how they could become engaged. In her current role, she supports the launch of strategic initiatives to increase youth engagement, while building a more diverse and inclusive environment within our volunteer advocate network.