RESULTS advocates for policies that increase access to affordable rental housing, support homeownership, and tackle the racial wealth divide in the U.S.
The country lost a giant in the fight for civil rights, racial justice, and the end of poverty with the death of Rep. John Lewis. We’re committed to fighting for a future that is worthy of his legacy.
Hundreds of attendees were tuned in on phones and laptops from all over the world at the opening of the first virtual RESULTS International Conference in late June. Some were wrapping up their day in Kenya; some were up well past their bedtime in Australia; others were preparing their morning coffee in Alaska.
Even in the middle of everything going on right now, we’ve heard from many of you asking, “What can I do?” If you’re ready for advocacy, here’s what we recommend: Write to the media.
Last July, I was making my way across Capitol Hill, attending meetings with Minnesota’s congressional offices. I was nervous. It was my first time in DC, and my first time on the Hill. But then I bumped into a member of Congress in a hallway – and she recognized me.
Housing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is essential to ensuring the stop of the spread of the disease – and there are obvious challenges for people experiencing homelessness. In addition, disruptions in income due to social distancing protocol has gravely affected low-income renters. Keeping these Americans in their homes during this time is crucial for the health and wellbeing of their families and communities.
The COVID-19 outbreak will have a huge impact on low-income Americans trying to secure stable housing, which means our advocacy is crucial now more than ever. Use spring recess meetings and our April 4 webinar with Nicholas Kristof to invite new people in the advocacy to end poverty. (Word version)
Paychecks aren’t keeping up with rents. That forces millions of people in the U.S. to choose between a place to live and their other basic needs. And for some, it means not having a place to live at all. A renters’ tax credit could help change this.
Meet with members of Congress and their staff during the February recess to build support for the renters’ tax credit. Also, write letters to deliver in your meetings. (Word version)
Urge members of Congress to support a “renters’ tax credit” for low-income renters.
RESULTS US Poverty Laser Talk Worksheet (Winter 2020)
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