With over 200 lobby meetings in 2021, RESULTS volunteers are making a difference in the movement to end poverty. Finish our First 100 Days Campaign strong by lobbying your members of Congress to make bold investments that will make housing affordable for millions of renters and reduce child poverty by more than half. (Word version)
RESULTS’ Meredith Dodson reviews new data on hardship amidst the pandemic and why it is important that we expand access to housing assistance as part of new recovery legislation. She also discusses the amazing opportunity we have to dramatically reduce poverty through expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Watch the recording and chat and review the slides from the forum.
Learn the basics of meeting with members of Congress and their staff including scheduling a meeting, preparing for it, running it, and following up afterward. Also, learn the basics of RESULTS EPIC Laser Talk so you can speak powerfully when meeting with lawmakers. Listen to the recording and view the slides from this training.
According to the Cook Political Report, there are nearly 100 competitive races and/or open seats in the House for the 2020 elections. A competitive race is an opportunity to influence and to develop relationships with candidates. Why? Because they are very interested in connecting with voting constituents!
Use these two laser talks to make the case for emergency rental assistance for millions of families struggling to keep a roof over their heads and to boost SNAP benefits for hungry Americans until the current crisis ends. (Printable versions: Word/PDF)
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)
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)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of millions of Americans out of work, making it more and more difficult to pay the rent and buy food. We must act now to prevent a terrible situation from getting worse. Use letters to the editor to demand Congress include emergency assistance for renters and increased nutrition assistance for families in the COVID-19 response. (Word version)