RESULTS UK is pleased to announce a special event this autumn. On Wednesday, 29 October from 7 – 8:30 p.m RESULTS will welcome our founder and author Sam Daley-Harris for an outreach event and book signing.

The event will take place at Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 0JA.  Sam will discuss the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government. To register for the event, please email [email protected] or follow this link to register online. Refreshments will be provided on the night.

Background to Sam’s work:

Many of us these days have an overwhelming sense of powerlessness when it comes to changing the world. Mistrust in politicians, a resignation to the status quo, and a seemingly endless stream of bad news leave most people feeling uninspired to stand up and take action.

But we are not powerless; with the right support and guidance we can all make a difference.

Sam has helped thousands of ordinary citizens make the journey from resigned apathy to extraordinarily powerful advocates.  In the 20th anniversary edition of his book Reclaiming Our Democracy Daley-Harris shares how he and the citizen advocacy organizations he has founded (RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign) and one he’s trained (Citizens Climate Lobby), have driven amazing change in three global movements: 1) access to financial services for the world’s poorest people; 2) the drive to improve the survival of children under the age of 5 and 3) climate change.

So register now for this one off event, and hear how you, and organisations like RESULTS, can really make a difference.

What people have said about Reclaiming our Democracy:

….The courage this book shows us how to unleash is our only hope to save creation for our grandchildren and for theirs.”

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, from the foreword to the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy

 “Sam Daley-Harris has the unique ability to bring beauty and joy to the stories of citizen movements….It is rare that one reads a book on such serious topics but with so much engagement and fun.  I highly recommend it.”

Zainab Salbi, Founder                                                                                                       Women for Women 

“….Sam Daley-Harris acknowledges the difference online activism has made but also challenges us to provide a deeper level of empowerment to our stakeholders who want it. It is a challenge we should heed.”

Premal Shah, President, Kiva

…. I applaud Daley-Harris for drawing attention to the fact that individuals who care about these issues seek opportunities for “personal empowerment” and that sustained, thoughtful engagement with advocates has a significant impact on advancing policies that ultimately create real change in the world.

 Helene Gayle, MD, MPH

President and CEO, CARE