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My Favorite Tweeps That Are Changing The World

  • Oct 1, 2009
I'm a big believer that social media can affect social good. I also believe that it takes more than just "waiting on the world to change" in order to make it happen. Here are my list of favorite tweeps that are working on changing the world, in no particular order of preference. I've included links to their volunteer pages, you can affect postive change without donating!
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ACLU National (ACLU)
ACLU National (ACLU) on Twitter
I've been a member of ACLU since I joined the club in high school and am a firm supporter in everyone exercising their civil rights. They tweet links to their blog that keeps you up to date on civil rights in America. Here how to fight for your life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: ACLU's Action Center!
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AmnestyInternational (amnesty)
AmnestyInternational (amnesty) on Twitter
Amnesty International was the other club I joined so that I can do as much as I could to help protect everyone's human rights worldwide. With tweets like: "I saw 2 soldiers throw a woman to the ground & publicly rape her. I was afraid. #Guinea #women" How can you not pay attention?!? Here's how you can help!
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RAWA (RAWA77) on Twitter
RAWA (Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan) has been near and dear to my heart since I started volunteering for them in 1998. I had read an email that shocked me to the core how women and children were so mistreated.

They tweet on what's current with their cause and Afghan civil rights issues as well as UN reports. Here's how to join me and help RAWA!
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Invisible Children (icTRI)
Invisible Children (icTRI) on Twitter
Invisible Children is a new cause that I've joined up with to fight against the LRA and more specifically Joseph Cody who kidnaps and brainwashes/tortures children as young as 3 into being his own personal child army.

They tweet about the LRA and ways to participate in their cause. Check out all the ways you can help the cause:
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War Child UK (WarChildUK)
War Child UK (WarChildUK) on Twitter
War Child UK is a small charity that focuses on providing for and protecting the children who are in the most dire situations because of war, conflicts, and/or social exclusion- children living and working on the streets, child soldiers and children in prison. They work in Iraq, Afghanistan, DRC and Uganda. I love that they focus on the most dire situations and use music to help kids find their strength!

They tweet about new music that helps their cause as well as news throughout the regions most affected and ways you can help! Here's how to get involved:
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This one is dear to my heart since one of my BFFs was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the young age of 27, she has a young child and life is an uphill battle but, she's fighting. If I can help her and others like her find a cure while indulging in my love of wine, that's so cool!

They tweet about sales and what percentage they'll give to Breast Cancer Awareness. I didn't even know ONEHOPE Wine existed before Twitter, so check them out! Ways to give back:
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Oxfam International (Oxfam)
Oxfam International (Oxfam) on Twitter
Their bio says it all: 13 like-minded organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. They work on everything from Climate Change to Conflicts and Emergencies to Education and Health to Trade and Agriculture.

They tweet about it all and keeps me updated on what's going on in the world of human rights. Find out how you can help the cause:
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UNHCR Official tweet (Refugees)
Refugees (Twitter Feed)
UNHCR is an amazing organization who provides aid and protection to the forcibly displaced people around the world.

They tweet about human rights violations as it pertains to Refugees and keeps you updated on what you can do! Here's how you can help:
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UNICEF is another amazing UN program that's been working to protect children's rights since 1946. They focus mostly on: Child survival and development, basic education and gender equality, HIV/Aids and children, and child protection.

They tweet about children's rights and keeps me updated on their very important cause. Here's how to help:
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UNIFEM (UNIFEM) on Twitter
UNIFEM lets you stay on top of women's rights worldwide and focuses on human rights, peace and security, democratic governance, HIV and AIDs, violence against women, and poverty and economics.

They have great tweets on speeches from UNIFEM leaders to rape as a weapon to how to empower women. How to get involved:
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Not For Sale (Not_For_Sale)
Not For Sale (Not_For_Sale) on Twitter
27 million people are enslaved today. "Not For Sale is a campaign of students, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, people of faith, and all justice seekers, united to fight human trafficking."

They tweet up to the minute news and ways to help end it. Here are ways you can take action to fight trafficking:
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Camfed (Camfed) on Twitter
"Camfed works to break the cycle of poverty and disease in rural Africa by educating girls and investing in economic and leadership opportunities for young women." There has been evidence that the more you empower girls and women, the survival/success rate of a culture increases dramatically.

I love how they tweet about ways in which I can help to make that happen as well as keep me updated on interesting news articles and facts as well! Here's how you can help:
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City of Hope (cityofhope)
City of Hope (cityofhope) on Twitter
"Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases." I love the fact that they focus on all life-threatening diseases.

They tweet about ways to help as well as news articles on research for cures. Here's how to help:
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Feeding America (FeedingAmerica)
Feeding America (FeedingAmerica) on Twitter
Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity that helps over 25 million Americans a year. They have a Backpack Program and Kids Cafe that helps to feed kids when they're not in school, Disaster Relief, and National Produce Program to distribute fresh produce.

They tweet about how you can help! Or here's how to take action:
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patricia wilson (pilarwish)
patricia wilson (pilarwish) on Twitter
Patricia is the Executive Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases. One of their kids wanted to go to Green Day with my cousin, who volunteers at a summer camp for kids with HIV/AIDS and voila- they got to meet Billy Joe and had front row seats!

She tweets mostly personal tweets but, they're always inspriational and fun! Here's how you can volunteer:
Save the Children (savethechildren) on Twitter
Save the Children is the largest independent organization working towards lasting change for kids worldwide. Their programs help women entrepreneurs in developing countries, education, emergency relief for kids, child protection, health, hunger and malnutrition, as well as literacy and nutrition programs for US kids.

They tweet updated news stories/blogs about children's rights as well as how you can help. Here's how to help:
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WWF_Climate (WWF_Climate) on Twitter
As they say in their bio, saving us and the planet one tweet at a time. They help build awareness of what's going on with the climate change worldwide and to save biodiversity by reducing human's impact on the envrionment.

They tweet about news and blog posts concerning the climate change. Here's how to help save the world:
Babs & Sunny Forsyth (abundantwater) on
Babs and Sunny are Abundant Water which works on creating cost effective and simple filters to provide the world with clean water. They don't tweet as often as the others but, when they do it's updates on how they're helping to provide clean water. Here's how you can help:

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October 01, 2009
Great list. I started following the ACLU and Amnesty International.
October 02, 2009
Glad I could hook you up with them, two amazing organizations that have been part of me for half my life!
October 01, 2009
Great list - thanks for the @ONEHOPEWine inclusion! I'll have to create one of my own tonight but one that stands out and I feel is worth sharing now is @AlexsLemonade - fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time.
October 01, 2009
You're welcome- two of my favorite things, wine and being able to make a difference, ONEHOPE's awesome! @AlexsLemonade is something I have to check out for sure because I'm a BIG Lemonade fan. Thanks so much!
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