Activist petition network Care2 has launched a Regulation CF campaign on StartEngine. Founded in 1998, Care2, which is a B Corporation describes itself as the world’s largest social network for good. It has more than 40 million users. The platform revealed:
“Care2 was founded with a simple mission: to help make the world a better place. Based in Silicon Valley, we are the world’s largest social network for good. We are a community of over 40 million standing together, starting petitions and sharing stories that inspire action. For the past 19 years, Care2 has been a pioneer in online advocacy and we continue to focus on being on the forefront of creating technology that connects people to ways to make a difference in the world.”
Care2’s team stated that with more 600 million petition signatures to date, the network has been involved in various causes, including the protection of wolves in Denali National Park and winning justice for victims of discrimination.
“We’ve saved dogs from euthanasia, secured medicine for a 7-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy, stopped an old growth oak grove from destruction, shut down an abusive farm, and even stopped the killing of rare owls.”
Some of the causes that users advocated for on the network include Animal Rights, LGBT Rights, Environmental Activism, Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, Wildlife Protection, Human Rights, Educational Rights, Healthcare Rights, and Civil Rights. It was also noted that the network has not accepted money from venture capital.
“We built Care2 to be a platform to make the world a better place for the people, by the people – and we strive to be the only petition site with a like-minded community that has been able to stand by that ideal since our inception. For the last 17 years, we have chosen not to sell shares in the company to venture capital firms, allowing us to stay independent from Wall Street investors focused more on quarterly earnings than long-term growth and impact. And now, because of a new crowdfunding law, we can offer individuals like you – who care about the causes we care about – the opportunity to join us as shareholders of Care2 and truly fulfill our vision of making Care2 a platform for the people, by the people.”
Funds from the StartEngine funding round will be used to continue Care2’s network expansion. It is set to close later this fall.
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