Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity.
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.
Since the beginning of this year RESULTS has had its own First 100 Days Campaign with the central focus on getting face-to-face meetings with member of Congress to talk about funding for anti-poverty programs through the annual appropriations process. Now is the time to influence how we prioritize our funding for issues that provide care and access to services to the most vulnerable, and it is also an opportunity to get your members of Congress to raise their voices on this issue with their peers through congressional “sign-on” letters.
We cannot stand for this. Yesterday the White House told reporters it hopes to slash funding from foreign aid and our fight against global poverty. Meanwhile, Congress is gearing up to attack critical nutrition and health care programs here in the United States.
RESULTS has a long history of working with both parties in Congress to fight global poverty. Although 2017 is shaping up to be a tumultuous year in Washington, we are determined to protect and continue the progress we’ve made to advance global health, education, and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest communities.
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.
Ask Congress to Increase TB Funding in FY19 (Word Version)
FY-19 Sign-on letters
Make FY19 Appropriations Requests (Word Version)
Guest Speaker: Former Congressman David Jolly
February 2018 Webinar Recording
February 2018 Webinar Summary
February 2018 Webinar Slides
Guest Speakers: Lindsay Slack, USGLC
May 2017 Webinar Recording
May 2017 Webinar Summary
May 2017 Webinar Slides (pdf version)
Guest Speakers: Tim Nickens, Editor of Editorials for the Tampa Bay Times
April 2017 Webinar Recording
April 2017 Webinar Summary
April 2017 Webinar Slides
Write a Letter to Your Senator on Appropriations (Word version)
Guest Speakers: Volunteer Advocates with February 2017 Zambia Delegation: Liz Clerkin, Grace Higginbottom, Lindsay Saunders, and Beth Wilson
March 2017 Webinar Recording
March 2017 Webinar Summary
March 2017 Webinar Slides
Write a Letter to the Editor to Protect the Fight Against Poverty (Word version)
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