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. She received a BA, with a focus on creative writing, 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 and dog.

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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......
Stay with the action against Big Oil

Stay with the action against Big Oil

We’ve got good news and bad news. For months and months and months, Big Oil has been trying to weaken a rule that says if you’re an oil and gas company and you make a deal, you have to publish what you pay. Why do we care? Because this rule will help make sure that…...
Electrify Africa Act: Tell your Rep to vote YES!

Electrify Africa Act: Tell your Rep to vote YES!

In this day and age, electricity is a necessity, not a luxury. The Electrify Africa Act can bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa.  We’ve got some really big news: the House of Representatives is going to vote on the Electrify Africa Act very, very soon (it’s the bill that will bring electricity to 50 mi......
Americans: Tell Congress to keep up the fight against AIDS!

Americans: Tell Congress to keep up the fight against AIDS!

US-funded programs like PEPFAR allow mothers like this one to give birth to happy, healthy babies HIV-free. Shouldn’t Congress keep supporting them? Photo credit: Sarah Day Smith / PEPFAR Want to hear something shocking? One of our biggest programs to fight AIDS – the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ......
Let us text you with updates – join our Mobile Action Team

Let us text you with updates – join our Mobile Action Team

So what 2014 resolutions made your list this year? Flossing? No more “reply all” emails? Finally learn how to fold that fitted sheet? Well, we’ve got one more resolution to add to your list. It’s one of the easiest things you’ll do all year and it could help change the lives of the world’s poorest people:......
#GiveaGoat to a family in extreme poverty

#GiveaGoat to a family in extreme poverty

This holiday season, we’re trying something TOTALLY new. We’re partnering with Heifer International to send goats to Africa. Goats are kind of Heifer’s thing – and we’re proud to be working with them. They specialize in bringing sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of pov......
Wrapping up: Our HIV/AIDS campaign by the numbers

Wrapping up: Our HIV/AIDS campaign by the numbers

Kara Arsenault, who helped organize this past action against HIV/AIDS, reports on the results of the campaign. Last week, we wrapped up our big HIV/AIDS action around the International AIDS Conference. So this week, I did a little number-crunching to see just what our members helped achieve. Turns out the numbers are anything......
We need your votes!

We need your votes!

Two weeks ago, we threw out a big challenge: The Great GAFSP Challenge, in fact. In the lead-up to the G8, we wanted to pitch a new name for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, affectionately known as GAFSP. Why? Because they wanted to give the G8 players a name or acronym that might…...
The Great GAFSP Challenge: Rename a global agriculture program

The Great GAFSP Challenge: Rename a global agriculture program

***UPDATE 4/5/2012: Voting start time and number of prizes have changed. See changes below.*** Ever wondered who came up with the name MDG? Well, that could be you… Acronyms. Here in the fight for global poverty, the acronyms often feel endless. GAVI. PEPFAR. And the problem is that people often don’t know what they mean.......
TAKE ACTION: Tell Big Oil we won’t be bullied

TAKE ACTION: Tell Big Oil we won’t be bullied

It’s a super busy day around here. Why? Because today we’re launching a new campaign — and we’ve got lots for you to do. We actually gave you a sneak peek last week. Back in 2010, ONE members pushed Congress to pass the Cardin-Lugar Amendment. Remember that? The law says that all oil, gas and…...