Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Women of New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps Tackle Capitol Hill

Field organizer Brian Rawson with volunteers Kalen Olson, Jasmine McBeath and Katherine Chávez
On Tuesday, April 16, Kalen Olson, Jasmine McBeath and Katherine Chávez visited the offices of our elected representatives on Capitol Hill to urge them to protect poverty-focused foreign aid. (More about their visits later). The Oxfam Lobby Day was held in conjunction with Oxfam Sisters on the Planet and other allies. 

Jasmine, Katherine and Kalen will be among the Oxfam Action Corps volunteers from around the country who will lead local efforts to promote the GROW campaign and Behind the Brands, table at concerts, and host movie screenings and Oxfam Hunger Banquets with allied organizations, professional networks, universities and CHANGE clubs.

If the names sound familiar, it's because the three women led similar efforts in 2012-2013.  Click on these links to see the great events they organized for GROW, Hunger Banquet, and Behind the Brands.  We're lucky to have them back!

Read the biographies of most of the 29 volunteer organizers from 15 states who met in Washington in April for Oxfam Action Corps' annual training.

(The above photo comes courtesy of Kalen Olson).

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