Build the people power for change

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Build your team

Are you ready to be part of a team that’s leading the fight for change? As a canvass director, that’s what you’ll do. You'll recruit staff and supporters, raise money, train activists and mobilize thousands of people to take action for groups working to save the environment, protect public health and more. If you're ready to build people power for great groups and make an impact on important issues, then you could be ready to be a canvass director with Fund for the Public Interest.

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Deliver people power

We all want to make a difference. But if you want to protect our hard-won progress, it’s not enough to know you're right, or to have the best arguments — you need to do more. To stand up for the environment, consumers and our democracy, you need hundreds, thousands, sometimes millions of people, from all walks of life, behind your cause. That’s because real change happens when people demand it in a way that decision-makers can’t ignore. Having millions of face-to-face conversations, and getting hundreds of thousands of people to take action through petitions, emails, small donations and meetings — that’s people power. That’s what it takes to win real change, and that's what you’ll help deliver with the Fund.

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Make change happen

We’ve been running grassroots campaigns across the country since 1982. Over the last 30 years, we’ve worked on behalf of U.S. PIRG, Environment America and others on a wide range of issues in all parts of the country. Our canvassers have gathered more than 20 million petition signatures, and we’ve raised more than $500 million to help these groups win their campaigns.

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“Change won’t come from the top... Change will come from a mobilized grassroots.”

— President Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father