As the web manager for Mercy Corps' Global Citizen Corps (GCC) program, my job is all about harnessing the power of communications technology to amplify the voices of youth leading the charge against poverty.
Now through December 25, GCC students and Mercy Corps friends and supporters are voting every day on Facebook at 50daysofgiving.com to help us win a $150,000 grant from Western Union. If we win, a portion of the prize will fund our 2011 youth leadership summit! The rest of the money will support Mercy Corps' work around the world, from empowering women through literacy, to working for clean water, to supporting children in some of the world's most challenging places.
Check out this video of GCC students and Mercy Corps staff who are taking the pledge to vote every day! I hope you'll join us and cast your vote today ... tomorrow ... and for the next 50 Days for Mercy Corps!