Special Message from Michael Green: Let Your Voice & Values Be Heard


Last week, we saw the creation of immigration policies that could threaten social progress—not just in the United States but around the world.

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such sweeping blockades, but we have an imperative to offer better solutions—ones that are data-driven, and promote equal opportunities and access for all individuals, regardless of age, economic status, gender, religion, culture or sexual orientation.

We, like many speaking out, believe social progress rests on nations, communities and individuals tolerating and including immigrants, minorities, women, different religions, people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. And sadly, as we calculate the Social Progress Index each year, we see these are some of the slowest and most difficult areas to change.

We know that as a friend of the Social Progress Imperative you value inclusive societies. We also know that you want meaningful ways to transform your concerns into action.

We invite you to join us April 24-26 for the What Works 2017 global summit as we share and define solutions to break barriers to social inclusion, develop roads maps for tolerance and help heal divided nations.

We also encourage you to let your voice and values be heard through partners like Global Citizen, and to share what real people truly care about with your elected officials. We urge you to keep your resolve throughout the year as nations elect new leaders and these issues are debated locally and globally.

Thank you.

Michael Green
Chief Executive Officer