Senator Bennet (CO) and the Power of Microfinance at the RESULTS IC

June 27, 2011
by Crickett Nicovich, Outreach and Advocacy Associate

The RESULTS International Conference 2011 was a success!  Thanks to all the great activists that traveled from as far away as Alaska and even across the globe to attend this year. The 200+ lobby meetings and World Bank meetings that you participated in will continue to shape the policy debate this year and will have lasting impact on the lives of families and children living in poverty both here in the U.S. and around the world.  Thanks so much for all you do!

One of the great happenings at the conference was Sen. Bennet of Colorado announcing that he and Sen. Boozman of Arkansas will be introducing a microfinance bill to help reach women, rural low-income farmers, and those living in sub-Saharan Africa with access to credit and savings.  Thanks so much to Senators Bennet and Boozman for your work on this important issue!  There will be more conference updates soon, but here is a teaser to whet your appetite…

Sen. Bennet’s Lobby Day Kick-off Speech:

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