Join Jeff Sachs at the RESULTS International Conference in July!

April 25, 2012
by Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund

Join us and Dr. Jeff Sachs this July to make powerful change in Washington.

There is simply no single gathering that you could attend this year that will be more politically impactful and personally empowering than the RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund International Conference in Washington, D.C. July 21–24, 2012. Register before April 30 to take advantage of our early-bird discount!

RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund bring together individuals like you who are committed to equity and justice in our country and the world. We provide you with the tools and support you need to take that next bold step to change political priorities so we can end poverty.

I promise you that our 2012 International Conference will inspire and empower you to break through political gridlock. In 2011, a year when calls to slash funding for programs that are life-lines for the poor rang through the halls of Congress, our volunteers generated the political will to protect funding for Head Start and Early Head Start; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; microfinance for the poor; education for marginalized children, and much more.

It’s what we do, year after year: We create the change we want to see in the world. We aren’t superheroes or celebrities — we’re people who’ve decided our voices need to be heard.

The RESULTS/REF International Conference is your chance to come to D.C. and bring the issues you care about directly to your members of Congress during a critically important election year.

You’ll hear from globally-renowned experts and leaders on a range of exciting global and domestic anti-poverty issues that are game changers, including: supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria to help deliver the resources to end these diseases; the impact of Head Start and Early Head Start and why they must be expanded; promoting smart tax policies that break the cycle of poverty for millions of Americans; interventions that can save millions of children’s lives and build health systems worldwide; linking microfinance with health; and how we can build a moral case for the end of poverty.

Confirmed speakers include: world-renowned development economist Jeffrey Sachs; national and international early childhood expert Joan Lombardi; President of Bread for the World David Beckmann…and more to be announced shortly!

You also have the opportunity to sign up for a daylong training with best-selling author, lecturer, and activist Marianne Williamson.

You’ll receive top-notch advocacy training to make you an even more powerful advocate, such as: how to have greater impact with your members of Congress, get coverage in your newspaper, raise poverty as an issue during this presidential election year, and use social media to make an impact. If you are new to advocacy, we’ve got you covered with beginner workshops where you can ask questions, role play congressional meetings, and link up with experienced advocates.

You’ll meet friends from across the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Europe who are also committed advocates on poverty issues.

You’ll experience the exhilaration of putting your new skills and knowledge into action in meetings on Capitol Hill — exerting your power in one of the most powerful places in the world. And then join us for our special reception, where we’ll be joined by members of Congress and globally-celebrated South African singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

This year’s conference also coincides with the International AIDS Society Conference, which is being held in the U.S. for the first time in over 20 years and will bring together 30,000 activists, researchers, and experts in a gathering that has historically generated new political support to fight HIV/AIDS.  You can visit the AIDS Conference Global Village and meet amazing people from around the world. At our conference, you’ll hear from health leaders from Africa and Asia. We’re honored that Dr. Myron Cohen of the University of North Carolina will join us: His research team announced that early AIDS treatment can reduce transmission rates by 96 percent — that’s right: treatment is prevention! The discovery was named by the journal Science as the breakthrough of 2011 and a message the AIDS Conference will be bringing to the halls of Congress.

If you aren’t convinced yet, I encourage you to take a moment to watch just a few of these one-minute videos from people like you about why they will attend the 2012 International Conference.

I’m excited that we have the lowest conference and hotel rates in years, so register before April 30 to take advantage of our early-bird discount!

I hope you will join me this July in Washington, D.C. to use our collective power to create real and lasting change on Capitol Hill.

In partnership,

Joanne Carter

Executive Director

RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund

PS: Early-bird registration ends April 30 — register today! Don’t miss this chance to see Dr. Sachs and others in person! In addition, please spread the word to others and consider nominating young activists for the REAL Change scholarship program (for 18-25-year-olds). Are you an active RESULTS volunteer who wants to come but you are not sure how you can do so financially? Check out the details about our scholarship and volunteer opportunities on the Financial Assistance tab on the right side of our International Conference webpage.

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