Our work

While Oxfam’s efforts reach around the world, the Oxfam America Action Fund uses legislative lobbying and political advocacy to bring the voices of the world’s poorest people to leaders in Washington, DC.

The Oxfam America Action Fund works to change the laws and policies that keep people trapped in poverty. Together, we can ensure that the world's poorest people have a voice in Washington, DC.

We also mobilize citizens like you to join our efforts. By challenging the national and international laws that keep people trapped in poverty, we can work together to create lasting solutions.


Latest blog posts

Politics of poverty blog

Does the food you buy still contain human suffering?

More than 200,000 consumers last year put top US supermarkets on notice to change their ways. Our updated scorecard reveals which companies are listening—and one healthy foods giant who still isn’t.

Politics of poverty blog

End the arms sales, end the suffering

The votes in Congress are there to stop the US from selling weapons that fuel the war in Yemen. But will our leaders follow through?

Politics of poverty blog

Still rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans dread the start of a new hurricane season

When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, it did more than rip off roofs and topple power lines: It destabilized every aspect of life for more than three million residents. As the new hurricane season begins on June 1, we all want to know: Where are the billions in federal money that can help rebuild and heal the island?

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