How Our Collective Action Can Change the World

By Chrysula Winegar

June 22, 2016

For the first time in history, individuals have the tools and the platforms needed to react and respond to our governments. Social media has given us a way to discuss the issues that matter the most to us. When we stand together, the impact is significant. Policies are enacted, change can take place.

Which is why your participation in the Global Moms Relay is crucial.

Over the past seven weeks, we’ve published 24 stories from incredible people, including Kristen Bell, Jennifer Lopez, and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Their stories highlighted what they wished were true for all children, such as ensuring all children have access to quality education, healthcare, and a family that loves them. We also hosted an event in New York on May 5 that brought together hundreds of leading voices from the global development and Global Moms community.

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We’re delighted to report that, through it all, our collective voices have been heard.

On May 4, we had an initial goal of reaching 350,000 likes, shares, and comments on social media. After reaching that goal in a few weeks, we raised it to 405,000, and finally up to 500,000. With thanks to Johnson & Johnson and with the help of our content partners Fatherly, Global Citizen, BabyCenter, and Charity Miles, we exceeded all expectations, and reached millions of people.

Now we need to internalize these issues and take action. We have a great start: $500,000 will now be donated by Johnson & Johnson to support families around the world through Shot@Life, Girl Up, UNICEF USA, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn, and Nothing But Nets. These campaigns work hard to ensure that families are empowered through education and access to lifesaving healthcare.

You can show additional support to our campaign partners by donating to them directly or by uploading a photo in the Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo mobile app.

Thank you for showing you care about families around the world. Keep reading, sharing, uploading photos, and making the world a better place.

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