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Global Citizens

Can Tweets save the world? Did you know that there is an organization whose aim is to end extreme poverty by 2030? Over the last five years, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. That’s six million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls targeting world leaders.

Global Citizen is a “social action platform for a global generation where you can learn about issues,join a community committed to social change and take actions. Through a mix of content and events, grassroots organizing and extensive reach through our digital channels, Global Citizen hopes to build the world’s largest movement for social action. 

They plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 by urging others to take action in eight areas:

  1. Girls & Women
  2. Health
  3. Education
  4. Finance & Innovation
  5. Food & Hunger
  6. Water & Sanitation
  7. Environment
  8. Citizenship

“Through a disruptive mix of compelling content and events, grassroots organizing, and digital channels, Global Citizen is building the world’s largest movement for social change. They are a young and international community that cares about many of the issues we do. Sign up to get the latest on Global Citizen and check out some of their compelling content.”

Global Citizen was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, with offices in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. They have a Festival coming up at Central Park NYC on September 24, 2016.