- We continued to reach out to young and connected audiences with innovative projects like our 2008 Multimedia Contest, which challenges youth to suggest lasting solutions to global problems. More than 2,300 people entered our 2008 contest, which challenges youth to suggest lasting solutions to global problems. I highly recommend the inspiring video, Declare a Paradigm created by our 1st place winner, 22 year old Rowan North. You can view it at http://multimedia.globalsolutions.org as well as the videos prepared by our finalists.
- Citizens for Global Solutions remains one of the leading U.S. based organizations focused on the International Criminal Court (ICC). Through the work of members like you we have been able to roll back the anti-ICC policies adopted by Congress and the Bush administration. We are currently meeting with members of the Obama transition team to build a truly positive U.S. relationship with the Court.
- As a founding member of the Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping, this year we successfully lobbied Congress to appropriate an additional $524 million to help address critical shortfalls to funding U.N. peacekeeping missions. Overall, we were able to help reduce, by more than 20%, U.S. debt to the U.N. Next year we will work to bring this to zero and to put blue helmets back onto U.S. troops.
- On the political front, we have had an incredibly successful year. Close to 90% of the 183 candidates endorsed by Global Solutions PAC won. This includes 5 new senators and 5 new representatives! Here's what Senator-elect Jeff Merkely (OR) had to say about us: "No single country can take on all the problems of the world on its own. The United States must show leadership and support international institutions. I share this vision with Citizens for Global Solutions. Further, I thank Citizens for Global Solutions for being an early supporter of my campaign."