Avaazis an online activist site that was founded in January 2007. Founder Ricken Patel said Avaaz means voice in Persian. For almost 10 years now, Avaaz hasn’t accepted donations over $5,000.00. Avaaz members have raised over $20m. This activist organization has campaigners in 30 countries around the world and in 15 different languages. Avaaz campaigned against Donald Trump in 2016.
Ever since Israel became a Jewish state in 1948, the Palestinians have been at war trying to take land away. The only answer is to have two states. For 70 years, leaders in the United States and Israel have worked to try to obtain peace. The only group that can help is a global civil rights organization like Avaaz.
Every year Yulin, China has a festival where they beat dogs to death. This year’s festival was scheduled to be held on June 21, the day the dog meat festival has been held since it began nine years ago. The festival lasts for 10 days in which cats and dogs are displayed in cages before they are skinned, cooked, and eaten. Many of these dogs and cats are pets that have been stolen. The citizens of China demand that the festival be shut down. Avaaz has an online petition that they are asking people to sign to end the slaughter.
Shortly after Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election, he began a campaign against Global Warming. Gradually because of too much environmental waste, slowly the world is getting hotter. Some people believe Global Warming is the cause of more hurricanes. If the world gets hotter, it will be soon too hot to raise crops to eat. Around the world, Avaaz led marches to get the governments to fight Global Warming. These are just a few causes Avaaz is concerned about.
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