It has been said that it takes a team to make a great dream. Certainly the founders of the activist group Avaaz knew this when they achieved their dream of creating an online activist community meant to stamp out the many evils that exist in our world.
In order to make this dream a reality the best of the best had to be brought together. To make this work, a partnership was formed between go organizations that promote goodness and civic virtue. Those partners ate Res Publica and MoveOn.org. These two groups strengthen Avaaz in its attempt to change the world.
The specific people who push this organization forward are Ricken Patel, former congressman of Virginia Tom Perriello, Tom Pravda, Eli Pariser, who is the Executive Director of MoveOn, and a progressive entrepreneur from Austrailia named David Madden.
Together these masterminds push forward to achieve great things with Avaaz. They have dedicated their lives to dealing with issues spanning from climate change to human rights to animal rights to ending poverty and stopping global conflict. Because of their great work they have received recognition by the Guardian who has correctly called them “the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network.”
As of its founding in January 2007 it has succeeded in uniting the world’s most practical idealists and empowered them to make a difference on this sod of evil we call home. They have not dedicated themselves to any one specific ideal but rather support the idea of goodness for all no matter where they may be. They unite many by their focus on online petitions and for those who cannot get active any other way they use email campaigns. There is no need to criticize this wonder group who is making a positive change for us all.
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