Kara Arsenault

Kara Arsenault
Kara Arsenault is the Campaigns Manager for ONE's Digital team. She grew up in a tiny town in New York’s Adirondack Mountains and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. She previously worked at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, and numerous arts organizations. She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband, daughter and dog.

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Show us your #strengthie!

Show us your #strengthie!

We wanted to let you in on some big plans we have for today. We need your help to really make a splash… Two months ago, we launched a bold new campaign with a simple – but pretty darn powerful – message: Poverty is Sexist. And today, we’re trying something a bit different to spread this message…...
Urgent! Protect global poverty-fighting programs in the US budget

Urgent! Protect global poverty-fighting programs in the US budget

This could be really bad. This week, the House and the Senate are putting out their blueprints for the budget. And they’ll start voting on it immediately. And we’re hearing that the programs we fight for every day could be slashed. Things are different this year. Congress has to – by law – make mandato......
Poverty is sexist

Poverty is sexist

Poverty is sexist. We think it’s about time someone said it. No matter how you cut it – socially, economically, legally – girls and women in the poorest countries are being denied the chance to reach their full potential. So will you help us do something about it?  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a&helli......
Breaking! US pledges $1 billion to Gavi

Breaking! US pledges $1 billion to Gavi

Wow. Just a few minutes ago, the US announced at a big global conference just how much it will pledge to fund childhood vaccines. And guess what? They’ve pledged exactly what we asked for: 1 billion dollars over the next 4 years. That means we’re a whole lot closer to saving 6 million kids’ lives.…...
Last chance: Give vaccines a shot

Last chance: Give vaccines a shot

So one of our big holiday wishes hasn’t come true (yet): the US still hasn’t stepped up and increased funding for childhood vaccines – and we’re hearing they might not at all. This is a big deal. The US has less than 3 weeks to announce just how much support they’ll give to Gavi, the Vaccine&hel......
Ebola: What are we waiting for?

Ebola: What are we waiting for?

Ebola is devastating parts of West Africa. And every day we continue to wait – for funding to reach the ground, for nurses and doctors to be deployed, for the shattered medical services to be rebuilt – more people die. Leaders from every nation—not just the usual suspects—need to stop waiting and deliver. Watch ou......
New action: Tell Pres. Obama what #EveryParent deserves

New action: Tell Pres. Obama what #EveryParent deserves

Tears in the tub. A big belly laugh. Changing lots and lots of poopy diapers. Every parent deserves moments like these. The crazy. The funny. The want-to-pull-your-hair out and then melt you with love moments. But every year, millions of moms and dads watch their children die from totally preventable diseases, like diarrhea a......
Take action for global child vaccines! Send a message now.

Take action for global child vaccines! Send a message now.

Agree or disagree: The US should help make sure that kids in the world’s poorest countries (like these two babies below) don’t die from completely preventable diseases – like diarrhea and pneumonia. How? By making sure they have access to cost-effective, life-saving vaccines. All kids deserve this chance. An......
Sign the Petition: Tell world leaders to step up on Ebola NOW!

Sign the Petition: Tell world leaders to step up on Ebola NOW!

Thousands of men, women and children have died from Ebola, and the number is likely to get much worse. Families travel for miles and end up sitting outside overwhelmed clinics, waiting to die, because there is no room inside. Nothing could be more wrong. As President Obama said this week: “This is a global threat,&helli......
New Twitter Action: End the Trillion Dollar Scandal

New Twitter Action: End the Trillion Dollar Scandal

People in some of the world’s poorest countries are being deprived of one trillion dollars every year. Criminals are secretly siphoning off cash through money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement. Not just a little cash. One trillion dollars. Take the action now. We’re not talking about international aid, whic......
Young Africans: 9 Ways to get us to take action

Young Africans: 9 Ways to get us to take action

It’s the big question that political campaigns, big brands, opera-lovers and moms of teenagers have been trying to figure out for years: How do you get young people to act? To vote or buy your product or head to your symphony concert? Clean their room? Sign a petition? Or make a call to their elected…...
Action: Urge your senators to support Energize Africa today

Action: Urge your senators to support Energize Africa today

I’ve got some really big news. The Energize Africa Act was just introduced in the Senate. Now we’ve got to get it passed – and help Africa bring electricity to 50 million people for the very first time. Urge your senators to support the Energize Africa Act today. Click here to sign our petition now.…...
The worst cut? Budget cuts to global AIDS funding!

The worst cut? Budget cuts to global AIDS funding!

There are good cuts and bad cuts. Some of the good: The flattering haircut (except maybe that bowl cut as a kid). The can’t-be-beat price cut. Fresh cut flowers. A great cut of meat (bacon counts, right?). Some of the bad: Paper cuts. Cell phones cutting out (“can you hear me now?”). Cutting teeth (parents, you kn......