Where a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. RESULTS advocates for policies and legislation that will help end the preventable deaths of moms and babies in low-income countries around the world.
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On September 7th the Senate State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations committee passed the fiscal year 2018 SFOPS bill out of committee. It included some good news for our priority health programs.
Today, in the middle of the contentious House health care vote on C-SPAN 1, over on C-SPAN 2 the Senate finally passed the $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2017 (FY17) government spending bill. There are a few positives on our global poverty work that RESULTS advocates can be really proud of in this final bill.
At the World Bank Annual Meetings earlier this month, an unexpected group took center stage – the world's youngest children. A pair of events highlighted the challenges faced by young children on their path to healthy, productive lives and marked the beginning of a potentially historic conversation on how countries will support their children to thrive.
After many calls, letters, and face to face meetings all spring, the months of appropriations advocacy and Congressional sign-on letters to urge increased funding for both global health and education programs is paying off! Read about the latest on fiscal year 2017's appropriations work.
On New Year’s Eve 2015, Garrett Wilkinson answered a call from an unknown number. The voice on the other end introduced himself as Jerry Moran. Garrett, a 20-year-old sophomore at Kansas State University, was stunned.
By proposing draconian cuts to funding for global development programs through the State Department and USAID, this proposal threatens the futures of millions of people living in poverty all around the world.
The evidence shows what’s possible when we come together to advance the fight against poverty, but right now we face extraordinary threats to our progress, both in the United States and around the world.
As presidential candidates bemoan a broken political system and pundits point fingers, members of Congress from both parties have quietly come together in support of one issue that everyone can get behind: the health of mothers and children worldwide.
What our kids should eat has been the subject of every pediatrician’s visit, parenting class, and talk show in recent memory. The perfect answer is still up for debate, but in the meantime we’ve collectively, consistently failed to secure even the most basic nutrition for many of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Let’s Pass the Reach Act (Word Version)
The International Conference and the Reach Act
Guest Speaker: Christy Gleason, Senior Strategist for the Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
May 2018 Webinar Recording
May 2018 Webinar Summary
May 2018 Webinar Slides (PDF version)
#LettersGetLOUD for the Reach Act (Word Version)
Guest Speaker: You!
July 2017 Webinar Recording
July 2017 Webinar Summary
July 2017 Webinar Slides
Write a Letter to the Editor for Mother’s Day (Word version)
Joint Global/US Poverty Action Sheet: Protect Anti-Poverty Programs (Word version)
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