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We didn’t wait around to see what policymakers decided to do in 2021 – we got in right away to help set a bold agenda against poverty.
This spring, RESULTS advocates secured more than 300 meetings with Congress, including reaching all 100 Senate offices in 100 days. But we’re not stopping now.
We’ll build on these first 100 days, pushing Congress toward policies that actively undo the forces of racism, colonialism, and oppression that drive poverty and injustice. We will keep making sure policymakers understand that poverty was a crisis long before the pandemic – and making sure they do what it takes to bring it to an end.
We gathered as a national RESULTS community to hear from speakers, strategize, and prepare to take our message straight to Congress. Click here for a wrap up of the event on our blog. Click here for session recordings and slide presentations.
Learn more about planning, scheduling, and holding meetings with members of Congress in this handy guide.
Feeling nervous about meeting with your member of Congress or not sure how to frame your request? Here’s some advice from David Jolly, who represented Florida’s 13th congressional district from 2014 to 2017.
Do you ever wonder if meeting with your member of Congress has an impact? According to the research, the answer is: absolutely.
I did it. I voted. I went to my polling place early and got my “I voted” sticker because I didn’t want to risk not being able to vote on November 3 due to long lines. But voting is just the beginning. What’s next is following up with our elected officials, moving them into action, and keeping them accountable.
Throughout my life, I’ve always lived paycheck to paycheck. Right now, I am one personal emergency away from not being able to afford my groceries or pay my rent. A lot of people around the country and the world are forced to live on the edge like that.
Are you just finding RESULTS? Wondering what it’s like to be a volunteer? Take a look at what these six (mostly) new volunteers in Pittsburgh have been up to.
Last July, I was making my way across Capitol Hill, attending meetings with Minnesota’s congressional offices. I was nervous. It was my first time in DC, and my first time on the Hill. But then I bumped into a member of Congress in a hallway – and she recognized me.
Five years ago, I was sitting at home, feeling like I had no way of making change with my members of Congress. I was frustrated. I wanted to open up their perspectives and have conversations with them about issues I care about.
Some kids look forward to their birthdays, or holidays. When I was young, my brother and I looked forward to tax time.