What People Say

Professor Muhammad Yunus, recognizing RESULTS, gold medal ceremony 2013

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​​Rep. Adam Smith“This is the best grassroots organization I work with. I get the question all the time, ‘What can we do to make what we care about happen politically?’ And the answer is so simple. I always cite RESULTS as the example. Go out across the country, get constituents from members of Congress’ district who care about your issues, and get them to lobby Congress. It’s that simple and that difficult. Nobody does it better than you.” — Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)


Ros-Lehtinen with Miami volunteers“RESULTS is cultivating distinguished, altruistic women ... These women have devoted their precious time and ample talents to this amazing organization which advocates solutions for raising standards of living across the globe. Their role within RESULTS has been to pioneer the use of microenterprise programs to empower even more women to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness of their own.These women are all heroes of mine.  I admire them, and I aspire to achieve even a fraction of what they have. Everyday, I am thankful that my daughters will have the benefit of walking the road that these courageous women have paved.” — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), center, with RESULTS volunteers from Miami


Desmond Tutu“When God looks at God’s world and sees all the awful events. . . . God weeps, and I think God says, ‘Gee, what ever got into me to create that lot?’ And then God looks down again and sees RESULTS, sees the incredible human beings you are, doing the kind of things you are doing, taking leadership in your communities for the betterment of human kind. And then a smile breaks over God’s face and a little angel goes up and wipes the tears from God’s eyes, because you have made God say, ‘Ah, that is exactly why I created you. You are fantastic.’” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Sen. Sherrod Brown“RESULTS is the greatest citizen's lobbying organization in the history of Western civilization.” — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)



Muhammad Yunus“From that day in 1987 when RESULTS arranged for me to talk by conference call to editorial writers in dozens of US cities to the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, no other organization has done more to put Grameen Bank on the map than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund’s Microcredit Summit Campaign. More importantly, 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 RESULTS Educational Fund’s Microcredit Summit Campaign.” — Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank


Rep. Rush Holt“You’ve chosen important things to work on and those things are achievable. . . . And I’ve seen progress. Your way of going about it is the right way. You put your heart and soul into it and you do your homework. You are one of the most effective lobbying organizations I know. You help make this a representative democracy. I thank you so much for doing it.” — Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)


James Walsh“I don’t know of a more effective organization in terms of raising the important issues of our time for our country and for the world, and the advocacy that you bring personally to these very important issues — the quality of life for our brethren throughout the world. It’s truly remarkable what this organization has done.” — Representative James Walsh (R-NY)