About me: I am a missionary kid and I inherited the "help others" bug. After moving to Austin out of college, I found out about RESULTS and how I could help others in a very big way. By advocating and changing the system! I know my actions have had an impact on people I'll never meet, living all over the world.
By day, I'm a software developer. In my spare time, I'm making a difference, educating policy makers in Washington about the best ways to improve access to health and education for people in low-income countries worldwide. Believe it or not our small Austin RESULTS team has found common ground with all the local members of congress, Republican and Democrat. (Except Chip Roy, but give us time!)
Our small staff in DC provides support, training and most importantly strategic direction. With gazillions of things wrong with the world, how can anyone decide where to start? RESULTS' guidance zeros in on some to the very best, proven, & efficient strategies which can improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Then we break it down into small actions, undertaken in a coordinated way by volunteers across the country. We've been able to move the needle in Washington, time and again.
With RESULTS, I know I'm making a difference, and I believe it is a big difference.
From the RESULTS website:
RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.
Volunteers receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity.
With every hour of their time, volunteers multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy — whether it’s helping change policy to support millions of families putting food on the table or helping raise billions of dollars for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of staff, RESULTS advocates realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices to change the world.