Grassroots Breakthroughs


Strategies for Success

The Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation (CCET) teaches empowerment and transformation strategies to organizations so that their members can create champions in Congress and the media for their cause.

Learn More About CCET   How CCET Helps You Succeed

As a result of CCET training, thousands of media placements have been made across the country. We show you how it's done.
Learn More

In the Media

Interview with Thom Hartmann

In this 7 minute interview on Thom Hartmann’s TV program The Big Picture Sam Daley-Harris discusses the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, Reclaiming Our Democracy and what it takes to empower citizens to make a difference with their voices as citizens.  

Lobbying For the Greater Good

The New York Times wrote, “We don’t often hear stories like this—stories about ordinary citizens working powerfully side-by-side with elected officials—particularly citizens who don’t come bearing campaign checks. That’s why it’s important to understand how these changes were achieved and how much more may be possible than most citizens imagine.” Link to the full article […]

Author Urges Activists to Think Big

TAMPA — Consider the issue of preventable infant deaths – from malaria, diarrhea, measles and the like. In the mid-1980s, that number stood at 41,000 globally every day; it’s now down to about 18,000 a day. “That didn’t happen from trick-or-treating for UNICEF,” said Sam Daley-Harris, author, social activist and founder of the anti-poverty lobby […]

PBS Interview with Ted Capener

Sam Daley-Harris talks with Ted Capener about how he let go of his hopelessness and discouragement in the early ’80s and founded the grassroots lobby, RESULTS, to harness the power of citizens to end global poverty. Daley-Harris talks about the state of microcredit today, the work of his newest organization, the Center for Citizen Empowerment […]

TEDx Talk: Poverty, Purpose, Pitfalls and Redemption

Sam Daley-Harris talks about how committing his life to ending global poverty has given purpose to his life, the pitfalls he must overcome in his work, and how seeing redemption in the work that he supports has returned him to his original vision and purpose.

You dream big.
Now dream bigger.

Sam Daley-Harris is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy which President Jimmy Carter calls "A road map for global involvement in planning a better future." In it Daley-Harris shares how he and the citizen advocacy organizations he has founded or coached have catalyzed the energy of thousands of volunteers to score significant legislative and policy wins.

We aren’t passengers on Spaceship Earth, we’re the crew. We aren’t residents on this planet, we’re citizens. The difference in both cases is responsibility.

Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweikart

Be outrageous, it’s the only place that isn’t crowded.


The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.

Buckminster Fuller

More Inspiration

Organizations We've Worked With