at the heart of Results are our campaigners, people from all walks of life who want to make a difference
Grassroots advocacy is the backbone of our work – ordinary people around the UK making change, by raising concerns with their elected representatives, the Government and other officials. Our network of volunteer advocates are passionate supporters of global justice, taking regular campaign actions and over time becoming experts in international development issues.
It might seem daunting at first to contact politicians, but the truth is that as our elected representatives, they are bound to listen to their constituents’ concerns. We offer regular briefings and training on the issues that are causing poverty around the world, and on how best to approach MPs, enabling our volunteer advocates to become effective campaigners for change.
Results volunteer campaigners raise issues in their communities, for example, running stalls at local events, holding public meetings or sharing information online or in local media and publications. Building public awareness about what’s going on in the world is an essential first step towards changing things for the better.
As well as winning campaigns on specific issues, such as increasing funding for effective development programmes, by regularly engaging with MPs, through face-to-face meetings as well as letter-writing, volunteer advocates can become trusted sources of information, and show that there is a constituency of local support for overcoming global poverty. This takes time, but can be highly influential.