RESULTS Campaigns Weekly Update August 11, 2020


August 7, 1975

Quote of the week:

"As constituents, [we must] see that our legislators act to prevent a medical, humanitarian and economic crisis from continuing to unfold.”

– RESULTS and Dining for Women volunteer Leslye Heilig in a August 6 letter to the editor in The Berkshire Eagle (MA)

Letters published in 2020

350

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Meetings with members of Congress

150

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Global Poverty Campaigns Update


Global Poverty Campaigns Update

TAKE ACTION: Sharpen those writing tools – or take hold of our online action alert – and write your letter to the editor on how Congress and the Administration must act now to mitigate the global health impacts of COVID-19. Development assistance of at least $20 billion must be part of a response to the global pandemic.

Quick News on Global Poverty

Piece on tuberculosis in the New York TimesA new article on the current state of tuberculosis around the world, in the context of the coronavirus crisis, has been published in the New York Times. Supported in part by David Bryden, RESULTS TB Advocacy Officer, this striking piece is titled “’The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.” Read, share, and consider penning your own letter to the editor in response.

Don’t forget to report. Make sure all your hard work gets logged in our lobby, media, and outreach report forms. Having a record of your work is incredibly helpful to us as we track our progress forward. You can find all the report forms online.

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Update


U.S. Poverty Campaigns Update

QUICK ACTION: Use media to tell Congress to protect renters

Quick News on U.S. Poverty

One-third of renters expected to miss August payment. A stunning 34 percent of American renters expressed little or no confidence they could make their rent payment in August. The data comes for the Household Pulse Survey from the U.S. Census conducted at the end of July. As unemployment insurance and evictions moratoria expire, that number is likely to go up.

Use media to protect SNAP. RESULTS has also been advocating for a 15 percent boost in SNAP benefits as part of a new COVID-19 bill. With hunger and food prices on the rise, increasing SNAP benefits is critical in helping families keep food on the table during the pandemic. In addition to media on rental assistance (see above), submit another letter to the editor urging Congress to increase SNAP in the next COVID relief bill.

RESULTS Announcements


RESULTS Announcements

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Congressional schedule. Members of Congress are currently in their home states and districts. Submit your remote meeting requests today.

Tuesday, August 11: New Advocate Orientation, 12:00 pm ET. Sign up online.

Tuesday, August 11: Putting The Righteous Mind into Practice webinar, 9:00 pm ETJoin the meeting using this link, meeting ID: 655 036 085, passcode: 641539.

Thursday, August 13: Quarterly meeting with RESULTS Grassroots Board Members, 9:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/346713949
or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 346 713 949.

Monday, August 17: Global Poverty Free Agents Webinars, 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/464361707 or, by phone, (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 464361707.

Tuesday, August 18: U.S. Poverty Free Agents Webinars, 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/324294681 or dial by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 324 294 681.

Tuesday, August 18: So You Want to Talk About Race book discussion, 9:00 pm ET. Login at https://results.zoom.us/j/390106571 or dialing (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID: 390 106 571.

Wednesday, August 26: New Advocate Orientation, 8:30 pm ET. Sign up online.

Monday, September 7: Labor Day. All RESULTS offices closed.

Saturday, September 12: RESULTS National Webinar, 1:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/994444828. You can also join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 994 444 828. Please register for the webinar to receive the password to login.

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