With coronavirus or any pandemic, we know it’s the communities facing poverty and already pushed to the margins that face the greatest risks. Viruses don’t discriminate, but people and policies too often do. The coronavirus pandemic is exposing just how far the world has to go toward protecting the rights and needs of everyone – and just what an important role advocates can play.

Coronavirus and Poverty Resources

Training Webinar

Media Training: Getting Published for Influence

Media influences Congress and the Administration.  Let’s all work on getting published—Congress needs to feel more pressure to come together and make a deal that will serve Americans and our global partners.

If you are a bit stuck on how to get published, this training will help, whether it’s for the COVID emergency, or other issues. Here are the recording and PowerPoint slides (pdf version) from this Sept. 2 training webinar.

Laser Talks (Global Poverty)

September 2020 Laser Talk: Ask Congress to Prioritize Global COVID-19 Response

Use this EPIC laser talk to call on senators and representatives to speak to leadership urgently and ensure a global response to the global pandemic in a COVID-19 supplemental spending bill. EPIC is a concise format for getting our message across in speaking or writing.

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

September 2020: Write LTE on the COVID-19 Response

September 2020: Congress still has not implemented a global response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The world can’t wait any longer. We must remind senators and representatives that they need to get to work. Use the September Global Action Sheet to write a letter to the editor. Also, use it to guide others in your community to take action. (PDF version, Word version)

Training Webinar

DFW August Webinar: Congress Left DC. Time to Make Noise in the Media!

Congress left DC without passing a Covid-19 supplemental spending bill, leaving millions of people in danger. The DFW/RESULTS webinar prepares DFW advocates to take urgent action now in the media.

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

August 2020: Contact Congress on COVID-19 Response

August 2020: We are down to the wire. Congress has yet to create a global response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lives and progress are at risk. We must remind Senators and Representatives of our leadership role in the world on global health and development and call for action. Use the August Global Action Sheet to write your members of Congress. Also, use it to guide others in your community to take action. (PDF version, Word version)

Monthly Action Sheets (U.S. Poverty)

August 2020: Congress must include housing assistance in COVID bill

Millions of Americans are facing eviction and homelessness in the middle of a pandemic. As Congress works to pass another COVID-19 response package, it is imperative that it includes emergency rental assistance and a national moratorium on evictions. Contact your Senate and House offices now and tell them to make sure the next COVID-19 bill protects renters. Generate local media to amplify your message. (Word version)

Webinar (U.S. and Global Poverty)

July 2020: Housing, Health, and COVID-19

Guest Speakers: Dr. Megan Sandel, Children’s HealthWatch; Dr. Jim Kim, former World Bank President

Join the webinar via Zoom on July 11 at 1 pm ET, or dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 994 444 828

Monthly Action Sheets (U.S. Poverty)

July 2020: Congress Must Protect Renters in next COVID-19 bill

Congress is  working to pass another COVID-19 response package in the next few weeks. Emergency rental assistance and a national moratorium on evictions must be in this bill. Talk directly to your senators and representatives, and their staff, telling them to protect renters in the next COVID-19 bill. Use media to amplify that message.  (Word version)

Laser Talks (Global Poverty)

July 2020 Laser Talk: Ask Congress for a Global Response to the Pandemic

Use this EPIC Laser Talk to call on Senators and Representatives to speak to leadership and ensure a global response to the global pandemic in the next COVID-19 supplemental spending bill. EPIC is a concise format for getting our message across in speaking or writing.

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