Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update August 20, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of August 20, 2018
The Reach Act: So Close to 200 Cosponsors in the House! Can We Also Increase in the Senate?
Quote of the Week
"It is in the interest of the U.S. that this High-Level Meeting succeed. The U.S. should remain a strong global leader in providing funding for effective TB programs and research, and not just sustain but expand its commitment. We stand ready to work with you to leverage the unprecedented opportunities for faster progress against TB presented by the High-Level Meeting."
– Senate Letter to the Administration on UN High-Level Meeting on TB on September 26.
Top Action: Mobilize the Senate on TB
You did great work on the House TB letter to the Administration garnering 106 signers. Great work! Thank your reps for their leadership.
Now we need our Senators to sign on to their letter to the Administration. We have 13 signers so far – we're on our way, but we only have until August 31.
Getting our Senators to sign on to the Brown, Young, Cantwell, Sullivan letter to the Administration on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB will do two things: 1) Send a message to the Administration that TB leadership at the first-ever UN High-Level Meetings on TB is important to Congress, and 2) Build our base of TB supporters in the Senate. The letter closes on August 31. Here are your actions and tools:
If you want to know why we are fighting for TB, listen to powerful and potent civil society voices and stories from around the world. Also, check out our blog detailing our efforts on TB and the UN High-Level Meeting.
The Reach Act: So Close to 200 Cosponsors in the House! Can We Also Increase in the Senate?
We are committed to getting this legislation passed. Don't stop now!
As of August 21, 195 representatives from 44 states (88% of states) and DC have cosponsored the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R.4022), 32 senators from 26 states (52% of states) have cosponsored the Senate version of the bill (S.1730). We must persist!
The Reach Act will make U.S. efforts on maternal and child health the best they can be through coordination, efficiency, and bold goals. We need to keep the momentum going through cosponsorship. Get senators and representatives to cosponsor the Reach Act, and if they are already cosponsors, move them up the Champion Scale by asking them to advocate for and lead on the issue.
RESULTS, the 2018 Mid-Term Elections, and You
The 2018 midterms will present exciting opportunities to engage members of Congress, and ensure candidates learn about our issues before they ever get to Washington.
Bringing New Folks Into RESULTS
Welcome Series. We find new people when we table at events, do trainings, and go to town halls. After your initial conversation, invite them to check out our Welcome Series. The series will inform them about RESULTS in an inspiring way and get them started taking simple actions via a four-part email series. If someone is already a little familiar with RESULTS and receiving our actions and communications, you can go through the series at their own pace via our website. Let us help you engage new people!
Weekly Update Sign-up. After folks get acquainted with RESULTS, they can sign up to receive the Weekly Update! Connect them to the sign-up on our website.
Orientation Session. After experiencing the Welcome Series and getting signed up for the Weekly Update, new folks can participate in an orientation session to get you well connected and on your way. Sign up online for one that fits.
Powerful Film Bending the Arc. RESULTS Advocates will have access to Bending the Arc to show in your community at in-home viewings and at outreach events. Contact Ken Patterson or Colin Smith if you are interested in showing the film.
Hot Off the Press
1. September 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510-407-386.
2. RESULTS Board Election: Thanks and Welcome. We are pleased to announce that RESULTS volunteers have elected Qiana Torregano of RESULTS New Orleans as our newest Grassroots Board member. She is replacing outgoing Board member Beth Wilson of RESULTS Kitsap, WA. Qiana was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and serves as a K-8 English Language Arts Master Teacher for Algiers Charter Schools Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern University A&M College-Baton Rouge. She has been active in RESULTS for 4 years, serving as a proud member of the Experts on Poverty Cohort. Learn more about Qiana here. We welcome Qiana’s expertise, experience, and passion for justice to the Board. We also greatly thank Beth for her tireless service while on the Board for the last six years. Beth’s commitment to you – the RESULTS volunteers – and our mission is unwavering and we are happy that she will remain active as a volunteer and Regional Coordinator for RESULTS. Thank you, Beth, and congratulations, Qiana!
3. Hear Kul Gautam, Board Chair of RESULTS on August 29. We’ve made incredible progress on child survival and extreme poverty over the past several decades. Kul Gautam, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF has been a leader in these efforts. Kul has worked with many organizations throughout the years, but two of his favorites are Peace Corps and RESULTS. He is inspired by their missions and their work. His first exposure to the Peace Corps was as a student in Nepal, and he learned of RESULTS during the early days of child survival revolution, which he helped spearhead. Kul is the recipient of the National Peace Corps Association’s 2018 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award, NPCA’s highest honor. He is also the Board Chair of RESULTS.
On August 29, Kul is bringing together the National Peace Corps Association and RESULTS to celebrate the roles these organizations have played in his life and in creating change in the world. He also wants to highlight the mutual benefits and power of a partnership between the NPCA and RESULTS.
And you are invited to read Kul’s new autobiography, Global Citizen from Gulmi. Proceeds will go to UNICEF-assisted girl’s education projects in Nepal.
Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items
August 24, 1 pm ET. New Advocate Orientation. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, please join us for our 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.
August 29, 11:30 am ET. Hear Kul Gautam, Board Chair of RESULTS. Join us remotely via webinar at https://results.zoom.us/j/763514126, or phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 763514126.
September 5, 8:30 pm ET. Training and Collaboration: Join the RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Login: https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial in to (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. An Action Network is a loosely organized band of community-based advocates and supporters connected to a RESULTS group or chapter. Action Network members may not regularly participate in group activities and meetings, but they take actions to support the group’s advocacy and organizing efforts and may participate in fundraising efforts. As they learn that their voice matters, they are the most likely candidates for joining our groups. The new Action Network Community of Practice will work together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. Beginner and experienced Action Network organizers welcome.
September 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
September 13. Training and Collaboration: Our Anti-Oppression Work Continues, 9 pm ET. Stay tuned for details.
September 17, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one).*New Login.* Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.
September 26, 9 pm ET. Training and Collaboration: Diversifying the Movement. Stay tuned for details.
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Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board. Also, you can view the most recently published minutes from Board meetings on the RESULTS website, as well as download RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.