Maybe you've heard of us, maybe you haven't. But if you're interested in helping children and adults struggling in poverty and/or learning how to effectively lobby for change, you really should find out why U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called us "the greatest citizen's lobbying organization in the history of Western civilization."
RESULTS is a leading force in ending poverty in the U.S. and around the world. We create long-term solutions to poverty by addressing the root causes of poverty: lack of good health, education, and economic opportunity. We do it by training ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty. When regular people become empowered advocates, they turn into everyday heroes!
I was recently in a RESULTS meeting where this statement was made: "I don't know. That just seems like wimpy goal. That's just not very 'RESULTS,' is it? Let's go bigger." That made me smile because it touched on something fundamental in our culture. It's right there on the logo. We're not out to just to reduce child mortality rates or decrease the number of hungry Americans although those are important goals along the way. We want to stop these terrible things completely. We're here to END POVERTY. To paraphrase Professor Muhammad Yunus, we want to put poverty in a museum where people will someday come and visit to find out what poverty was like since they can't find it anymore out in the world.
We started out as an organization to fight global hunger over 30 years ago, but there were such strongly interrelated aspects to poverty and hunger that we just had to take on more. Today, we fight for the health, education, and economic justice for people in poverty in the US and around the globe. We take a holistic approach and fight on many fronts because our goal is nothing less than the end of poverty.
"I don’t know another organization that is as effective, that shows the leadership, combines the moral commitment and the practical impact of RESULTS."
— Jeffrey Sachs, Economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University