A conversation with Results’ founder Sam Daley-Harris on the 2024 edition of his book ‘Reclaiming Our Democracy’

Almost everyone shies away from advocacy as a way to make a difference. Many people donate to anti-poverty or climate change organisations, but most of us don’t become advocates on those issues beyond signing an online petition or going to an occasional rally.

Sam Daley-Harris founded the anti-poverty organisation Results in 1980, with Results coming to the UK in 1986. The 2024 edition of Sam’s book, ‘Reclaiming Our Democracy: Every Citizen’s Guide to Transformational Advocacy’, describes a powerful way to make a difference and heal democracy in the process. It’s not the only solution needed, but is one essential missing piece: citizens awakening to their power.

What if deep engagement in the political process dissolves discouragement and can actually bring joy? What if you can become an advocate for a cause you care about and feel fulfilled, not frustrated? And what if engaging as an advocate is essential to protecting democracy?

In this talk about his book, Sam uses his decades of experience leading and coaching citizens’ advocacy groups to create an indispensable guide to engaged citizenship, an inspiring master class in transformational advocacy.