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.
Everywhere, a child’s first day of school is a picture of potential. This milestone means the child survived to the age of five, received nutrition and care, and now has access to quality education and a bright future. You have the opportunity to make these shared values a reality for all. Now is the time to urge your members of Congress to voice their support for global health and education in this year’s spending bill, helping provide opportunity in the world’s poorest places.
The last year of an administration’s budget is an opportunity to set the tone on their priorities and what the administration sees as their legacy. This Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget from President Obama offers a few insights on what this White House sees as their priorities in their last few months in office, and hopefully a bit into what they’d like to see in the years to come from Congress. RESULTS is glad to see ending preventable child and maternal deaths and creating an AIDS-free generation coming out strongly in the President’s proposed budget, but there are clearly some disappointments in cuts to accounts we know matter greatly in the fight against infectious disease and more broadly ending poverty .
Advocacy is a lot like sowing seeds and then waiting for something good to sprout up. That was ever apparent after 11 months of work last year when the long awaited passage of the omnibus spending bill on December 18 reversed funding cuts proposed by the administration and even increased some poverty focused accounts RESULTS supports, none of which was guaranteed at the start of the year.
In case you lost track on the many month long appropriations campaign, here’s a reminder of where we are on Fiscal Year 2016.
Thanks to the bold advocacy of our advocates, attention to maternal/child health is gaining ground in the House!
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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