Dear Amazing Avaazers,
Wow, our people-powered community has just hit 15 million strong — the largest online political movement ever and anywhere! We’re in 194 countries, with hundreds of thousands of us in India, Brazil, France, Mexico and much, much more. (You can click here to see a map of our community.)
Size matters, but spirit matters more, and ours is on fire. Together we’re running more campaigns, taking more actions, winning more and winning bigger than ever before.
Just a few days ago, 2.8 million of us played a central role in getting Europe to stop ACTA, the global treaty that would have let corporations censor our Internet worldwide! This was a classic story of a terrible idea drafted in the shadows and pushed through by giant corporations, but like so many bad laws and leaders these days, it was no match for smart people power.
In just the last 6 months, we’ve fought and helped win key battles to save the Internet, create the worldâ€™s largest marine reserve network, protect the Brazilian rainforest, keep pressure high on Rupert Murdochâ€™s media mafia, support the Syrian democracy movement and much, much more.Â These victories matched the legitimacy of a massive citizen outcry with phone calls, messages and citizen lobbying, strong work with partners and champions, and a powerful delivery of our voices to media and key decision-makers — scroll down to see some favourite photos of past petition deliveries!
The world is facing greater crises everyday, and these challenges can divide us like never before, or bring us together like never before. By choosing to come together,Â we are proving, over and over again, the awesome power of cooperation — making our 15 million-strong Avaaz community a rising global force for hope and change.
From me and the whole team — huge gratitude for every amazing person in this community –Â happy 15 everybody!!