Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS (Sept. 2021 Webinar)
We are excited to kick off our first webinar as an NPCA affiliate, Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS, to support Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in taking action and advocating our members of Congress to improve global health, education, and economic development. Learn more about the GAP program here.
Please find a copy of the presentation here: PDF/ PPT
We are at a critical moment in global vaccine access. So far, international efforts to ensure everyone has access to the Covid-19 vaccines has been piecemeal, lacking urgency for those living in low-resource countries. But there is some hope. The House has put $2 billion in the reconciliation bill to increase vaccine manufacturing; now, we need to get the Senate to do the same. President Biden is also convening a group of world leaders on 9/22 to address the global pandemic and has set a goal of vaccinating 70% of every country’s population by September 2022. We’ll need to hold him and other leaders accountable.
Here is an article and an online action that you can take and share with others:
- Washington Post Article: Biden lays out new global targets on Covid. See more detailed targets here.
- Take Action: Write, call, tweet to your Senators, calling on them to ensure the Senate HELP committee includes $2 billion to increase vaccine manufacturing in the reconciliation bill. Also, under Partner Affiliation, please remember to select NPCA.
Are you a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who wants to connect with volunteers in the RESULTS network? Or perhaps you are a RESULTS volunteer who would like to get connected with your local network of RPCVs. Join us for our Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS (GAP) monthly webinars on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 8:30 PM ET. Learn more about the GAP program here.