Want to be an Active Advocate?

Want to be an Active Advocate? Join an Event Committee or become a Lead. Get involved! Email us at Chicago@OxfamActionCorps.org


Hope for Haiti NOW

Oxfam was selected as one of the seven aid agencies that will receive funds from George Clooney’s telethon! The telethon, “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” will be televised on all major networks tomorrow, Friday January 22nd at 8pm ET.

Shakira, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson and many more artists will be part of the show.

Gather friends and family and host a telethon-viewing house party! And don't forget to call in!


Write a Letter to the Editor

Given the media’s extensive coverage of the situation in Haiti, you can make a difference by writing a letter to the editor of your hometown newspaper, asking readers to do their part by contributing to relief efforts and calling for a brighter future for Haiti.

If you can write a LTE please email chicago@oxfamactioncorps.org and let us know! You can also email us if you need any talking points. Please see oxfamamerica.org for a lot of info and easy ways to make a contribution.


Make A Call Tomorrow!

As you may know, climate legislation has been stalled in the Senate for months. But now, with the health care debate subsiding, it's time to show the Senate that there is significant public support to pass climate legislation this year.

Our first action in 2010 will be tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12th. Thousands have already pledged to call their senators. But we still need your voice!

Sign up today to call your senators during business hours:


With your help, we can send a strong message to the Senate on the eve of the 2010 campaign season: We won't stand by idly while you sacrifice our future to political expediency or wealthy lobbyists. Together, we will flood every single Senate office with phone calls and let them know that without their support for a bold climate bill they shouldn't be expecting our support in this year's election or elections to come.

Register now and you'll receive special instructions for your calls. Two calls to your senators will be a fast, easy, and effective way to let your voice be heard. Sign up today to make your calls.


International Womens Week

Do you or anyone you know have an interest in attending International Women’s week in DC? It will be March 8-10. We are recruiting Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors throughout the nation to attend, 2 from each state. Email us at chicago@oxfamactioncorps.org if you had any suggestions on people we could recruit in the state to become an Ambassador and attend the event for Illinois. Oxfam will be paying for their transportation there. We are looking for Faith Leaders, Business Owners, Community Leaders, Academics, possibly local elected officials. Drop us a line!

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