About This Episode

Activist, author, and nonprofit founder Sam Daley-Harris has been using and training people on transformational advocacy for almost 50 years and is optimistic about America’s future. “With transformational advocacy, you're trained, encouraged, and succeed at doing things as an advocate you never thought you could do, like meeting with a member of Congress and bringing them on board to your issue,” he explains. Advocates he works with are making big changes on issues like hunger and climate change. “I’m optimistic because I have my eye on volunteers and what volunteers are doing. If I had my eye on the news, I would be pessimistic.”    

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Sam Daley-Harris

Sam Daley-Harris


Sam Daley-Harris is an activist, author, and nonprofit founder who founded RESULTS (an international citizens’ lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end poverty), as well as the Microcredit Summit Campaign, and Civic Courage. He is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Every Citizen's Guide to Transformational Advocacy, 2024 Edition.”


RESULTS supports powerful citizenship by training volunteers in public speaking, generating media, and educating their communities and elected officials on issues of poverty.