It has been a busy 24 hours in DC and today will be even busier as our group of 100 advocates head to the Hill to advocate for global health. All in all we have over 85 meetings scheduled with our members of Congress. The energy, passion and enthusiasm of these men and women is inspiring and I can hardly wait to be a part of real live democracy and let my voice be heard. Here are a few pictures […]
I recently spent five days in our nation’s capital, Washington DC for a conference, and had the interesting experience of staying in nearby Crystal City an “urban village” as it is called on Wikipedia that is located south of Washington DC in Arlington, Virginia. I had spent some time there at a week-long conference years ago and that trip did not leave me with good impressions of the urban-suburban-feeling place. In fact, I hated it. Fast-forward ten years and I could […]
I’m here safe and sound in Washington DC and just had an amazing 12-hour day of conferences. I am here attending the RESULTS International Conference (a grassroots advocacy group focused on ending global poverty and hunger) on behalf of my advocacy work for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign (an initiative to provide life-saving vaccines in poor countries).
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The United States Capital located in Washington DC has housed Congress since 1800. As the week draws to a close, my mind rests on DC and what I learned about the tragic lack in provision of a simple basic human right: The right to live. Life-saving vaccinations are readily available in the United States and other wealthy countries around the world. However, some of the world’s poorest nations do not have access to these simple, basic vaccines that could save […]
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