Founder of RESULTS and Author of “Reclaiming our Democracy”
“With all the negative news on climate and Congress it’s understandable to feel discouraged. But hopelessness is not a strategy for making a difference and neither is acting alone. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is the antidote, the missing link, the Harvard of citizen activism.”
Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, an international citizens’ lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end poverty in 1980, the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, and in 2012 Daley-Harris founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation to help organizations more deeply engage their supporters and create champions in Congress and the media for their cause.
The Microcredit Summit Campaign surpassed its initial goal of reaching 100 million of the world’s poorest families with microloans in 2007. It was that same year that Daley-Harris began coaching Citizens’ Climate Lobby founder Marshall Saunders prior to the launch of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Daley-Harris is author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government, about which Jimmy Carter said, “[Daley-Harris] provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future.” The 20th anniversary edition was released in 2013.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus said: “….no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.” And Ashoka founder Bill Drayton wrote, “Sam Daley-Harris is one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades. After building RESULTS, he is the person more than anyone else who has brought microcredit into focus across the world and precipitated action.”
Mr. Daley-Harris has degrees in music, played percussion instruments in the Miami Philharmonic, and is a songwriter. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife, The Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris, and their children, Micah and Sophie.