The consequences of early childhood malnutrition are devastating and permanent, but they are also entirely preventable. RESULTS works to secure smart, sustainable investments in nutrition and nutrition policy that help break the cycle of poverty.
The first time I met with a congressional office, I was sitting in my car in the parking lot outside a busy coffee shop and feeling nervous. A few members of my RESULTS group and I were meeting virtually with our senator’s staff, and it was a little overwhelming not knowing what to expect.
“Even separated by this pandemic, when we had to take action apart, we were never acting alone,” said RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter in her welcome remarks to the 600 advocates gathered from all 50 states and 20 countries for the virtual RESULTS conference.
As RESULTS advocates, our mission is to inspire Congress to take meaningful actions to fight poverty. Annually – as Congress turns its focus to the “appropriations” process, we have a real opportunity to get members on the record in support of global health and development issues.
A crowd of hundreds of advocates was gathered virtually on Feb. 6, 2021 for the RESULTS First 100 Days Campaign Kickoff event to prepare to meet with their members of Congress in their first 100 days in office.
Congressional leadership is working to pass another COVID-19 relief package through a special legislative process called budget reconciliation. This is a step in the right direction, but the amounts in the proposed budget reconciliation do not go far enough. More advocacy is needed to ensure that the U.S. provides COVID-19 relief on a scale that meets the tremendous need that exists in the U.S. and in partner countries.
Use our current global poverty laser talks in your upcoming lobby meetings, letters to the editor, and e-mails to Congress.
Review the recording and slide deck (PDF version/PPT version) for our May forum featuring Crickett Nicovich and Karyne Bury of RESULTS. We discuss the context for our upcoming International Conference advocacy work and focus in on the global education and nutrition requests that will be at the forefront. We also walk through examples of how to make an inclusive case for ending global poverty.
We are well into the appropriations process, which includes appropriations requests and appropriations sign-on letters, having completed the process in the House. Now, it’s on to the Senate! Use this action sheet to make your appropriations asks of your senators so that global poverty priorities can be front and center as FY22 spending is considered. Use our appropriations memos and laser talks to help you craft your spending requests, and get support for making sign-on letter requests from our blog. (Word version)
Review the recording and the first and second companion slide decks for our April forum which featured Meaza Getachew of 1,000 Days and Crickett Nicovich of RESULTS. We discussed the critical nature of early life nutrition interventions in the context of global opportunities that are arising in 2021 to move the issue forward.
We are in the final month of our First 100 Days Campaign goals of meeting with 100 percent of the Senate and 75 percent of the House. We are well into the appropriations process, which includes appropriations requests and appropriations sign-on letters. Use this action sheet to make your appropriations asks of your members of Congress so that global poverty priorities can be front and center as FY22 spending is considered. Use our appropriations memos and laser talks to help you craft your spending requests, and get support for making sign-on letter requests from our blog. (Word Version)
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