Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Kick-off meeting & Oxfam Action Corps go to DC!

Calling for all Oxfam supporters: We will be hosting our first kick-off meeeting on Tuesday April 22nd @ 6:30 pm in Amy's Cafe (414 W Gilman). We will socialize over Amy's happy hour while discussing Oxfam's GROW campaign and volunteer/action opportunities in Madison! Come and meet new lead organizers and others who are - or want to be - involved in local Oxfam activities!

Speaking of new organizers, last week Yoli and Alice joined their fellow organizers from 14 different cities in DC to go through a very intensive organizer training and to get experience lobbying on Capitol Hill. Alice and Yoli met with staffers of Senators Baldwin and Johnson and Congressman Pocan to ask for more aid (increase foreign aid funding) and better aid (support a bill that would introduce a uniform evaluation of aid use and make the data publicly available). We will be following up with the three offices in the upcoming week - and we'll keep you updated!

Yoli and Alice in front of Senator Baldwin's office

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to start meeting other people that also believe we can create real solutions to hunger and poverty!