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Avaaz is one of the most prominent United States-based civic companies that were launched in January to promote global organization and activists, on issues affecting the people such as corruption, conflict, poverty, animal rights, human rights, and climate change. According to the Guardian Magazine, they recognize Avaaz as one of the most powerful global networks of activists.

The name Avaaz was chosen for the community as it means the voice of the people in the Persian language. However, the name also exists in other languages to mean the same with the Persian Language. The word Voice also means the same in English and other languages in Europe.

The Res Republica founded Avaaz. The Res Republica is a community of the public-sector professionals who have a strong dedication towards seeing the development of a good government. The groups of individuals work towards developing fast income in a way that facilitates better income to a deliberate democracy in the world. Tom Pravda and Ricken Patel are the two co-founders of the organization that has taken root in the American business arena. Ricken Patel is also the President of Avaaz.

The executive director and founding president of Avaaz are of the Canadian-British origin. While in University, he studied economics, philosophy, and politics. He also received a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Harvard. Ricken Patel also worked in the International Crisis Group based in the United States. This group worked to liberate other countries like Afghanistan, Liberia, Sudan, and Sierra Leone from bad governance and improper political structure. He also worked to bring the rebels in the countries mentioned above on a round table to ensure they dedicate a better working environment. He also worked to monitor elections to ensure a fair and transparent transition of power and governments in the countries above.

There are companies and groups all over the world focused on changing things for the better, and for future generations. This takes a lot of hard work, time, and the support of the community to make change happen. One group is doing just that and their slogan says it all “The World in Action.”

Avaaz is U.S. based (New York) civil organization founded by a number of people in 2007. They are Andrea Woodhouse, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans, Tom Perriello, Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Eli Pariser. The board consists of President Ricken Patel, Board Chairman Eli Pariser, Secretary Tom Pravda, and treasurer Ben Brandzel. It was co-founded by Res Publica to delivers civic virtue, deliberate democracy, and good governance for the whole world. Avaaz promotes worldwide activism for human rights, animal rights, and climate change to name a few. They are considered the web’s biggest and most powerful network according to British newspaper giant The Guardian. They have won many victories against political leaders with corrupt agendas, huge corporations that could wipe out entire ecosystems for their financial benefit, and providing necessary supplies like food, water, and shelter to communities in need after a natural disaster. To know more about Avaaz click here.

Their website is polished and focused on the subject at hand. There are articles about current events, how you can get involved as an individual, and much more. The word itself Avaaz was chosen because it means “voice” in multiple Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages. They have not taken donations from corporations or foundations, neither payments more then $5000 since 2009. This means that they depend on the generosity of individual members all around the world. This also keeps out corruption and hidden agendas from big companies to taint Avaaz’s pure mission. With all that said, donate your time, and reach out because you never know how you can impact someone’s life for the better.