Global Poverty Weekly Update September 2, 2019
Quote of the Week
“HIV and TB treatments aren’t reaching everyone who needs them, and progress on tackling malaria has stalled. Since the beginning, the U.S. has played a leading role in the Global Fund, providing a full one-third of its financial resources. That must continue.”
~ RESULTS Advocate Jeri Altman, in the Longmont (CO) Times-Call (April 15, 2019)
National Grassroots Webinar on Sept. 14. Also, Engaging for Action.
1. Interactive National Grassroots Webinar on Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm ET.
We have some terrific voices lined up for this webinar – to illuminate and inspire.
- Carol Sibley, malaria expert researching drug resistance.
- Liz Clerkin, RESULTS Cleveland group leader, sharing a tale related to her travels to Zambia.
- Shakila Enayatzade, advocate with the Northern VA group. Shakila struggled with TB herself, and we’re grateful to her for sharing her story.
As we approach the final weeks leading up to the October 10 Global Fund replenishment, we still have the opportunity to influence the U.S. pledge through H.Res. 517 and media publication. But have the weeks slipped by without a plan for action and impact? Let this webinar be your jump start. After you’re inspired by our speakers, you’ll have time and space on the webinar for you to make your plan.
To join the webinar online, log in online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
2. Engaging People to Take Action. Speaking of making a plan for impact, engaging people to take action is the focus of the new Sept.-Dec. planning document now available for you and your groups to consider and fill out. This short form will help focus and guide you for enrolling and engaging others in advocacy, both for the benefit of your group and – ultimately – for the benefit of our campaigns!
Global Fund Replenishment Happens in Five Weeks
Overwhelming support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) replenishment on October 10. That’s what the world needs. And that’s precisely what the U.S. needs to demonstrate. We need to ensure that the House and Senate continue their bipartisan leadership to secure a U.S. commitment for one-third of the $14 billion needed by the Global Fund over the next three years. We must signal to the world that the U.S. will continue to lead, and that leadership must be a clarion call to others.
Take Action on House Global Fund Resolution 517. H.Res. 517 calls for continued U.S. leadership on Global Fund, which will help save and additional 16 million lives over the next three years and move the world closer to ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria once and for all. So far, 21 names are on the resolution. How high can that number climb?
- Got 10 minutes? Use our online action to write to your representative, calling on them to cosponsor H.Res. 517. Then send the action to a friend. And follow up with your representative by phone after a couple of days.
- Got more time? Use our August Action Sheet (Word version) to engage others in writing letters to your representative and senators on the Global Fund resolutions. (Note: Senate resolution is expected to be introduced in September.)
- Extra credit. Set up a meeting with your members of Congress or attend a town hall meeting. See our resources here for setting up meetings. Check their websites and call their offices to find out when they are holding town hall meetings.
Fill in the Global Fund Media “Heat Map.” 182 pieces of media so far! Media on the Global Fund in all 50 states will put positive pressure on Congress to take action on U.S. Global Fund leadership.
- Use the resources on our blog to generate letters to the editor, op-eds, editorials, and other media in support of the Global Fund replenishment. Let’s get published in all 50 states—check out the map and help us fill it in!
Media Support and Fantastic Training for New Advocates
1. Use Local Media to Move Legislators into Action on September 12, 8:30 pm ET.
As RESULTS works to use media to influence Congress on both our global and U.S. poverty issues this fall, join this media training webinar to learn the skills you need to get letters to the editor published. Learn what papers look for in media submissions, what you need for a powerful letter, and how to increase your chances of getting published. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/422081397 or dial either (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 422081397.
2. ‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience on September 19, 8:30 pm ET (Encore presentation).
We can use RESULTS campaign actions to create transformational experiences for new advocates that will inspire them and lead them toward longer-term engagement with our RESULTS Groups. Join us on this webinar to get practical guidance on using organizing practices and our media actions to spur deeper engagement. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/586201507, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 586201507.
3. Orientation and Advocacy Training Launches in October. Our terrific Expansion team is prepared to offer you a comprehensive new volunteer orientation and advocacy training experience. This 6-week training is designed to help new advocates brush up on advocacy skills, dive into current campaigns, and become familiar with support tools RESULTS has available to assist them in their advocacy. Each of these sessions drills down into how you can take your advocacy expertise to the next level with RESULTS. Check out all the information on our website. This new training begins October 17. Spread the word!
Congress is currently on recess. Congress is at home – meet with them!
Action Network Community of Practice. September 4, 8:30 pm ET. Do you want to engage more people in your community? Do you have people who want to take action but are not ready to be volunteers yet? Then join the Action Network Community of Practice. This group works together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 pm ET. Join in at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133.
New Advocate Orientation. September 10, 12 pm ET. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, join us for New Advocate Orientation! During this 60-minute live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues, and get information on how to take action and get connected locally. Sign up here.
Use Local Media to Move Legislators into Action. September 12, 8:30 pm ET. As RESULTS works to use media to influence Congress on both our global and U.S. poverty issues this fall, join this media training webinar to learn the skills you need to get letters to the editor published. Learn what papers look for in media submissions, what you need for a powerful letter, and how to increase your chances of getting published. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/422081397 or dial either (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 422081397.
National Webinar for Global Poverty Campaigns. September 14, 2 pm ET. To join the webinar online, log in online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
Global Free Agents Webinars. September 16, 1 or 8 pm ET. Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999. If these times don’t work for you, contact Ken Patterson for support.
‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience (Encore presentation). September 19, 8:30 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/586201507, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833 meeting ID 586201507.
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