Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update February 26, 2018


February 26, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of February 26, 2018


Quote of the Week

"I couldn’t do this alone – none of us could. We’re in this together. We have people in almost every state fighting the good fight."

– Yaseer Khanani, RESULTS Group Co-leader, LA and Orange County (CA)


Quick Action

Take Action: Write a Letter to the Editor Rejecting Cuts to Foreign Assistance


Leading with Action: Submit FY19 Appropriations Requests Now!

Each year, every member of Congress has the opportunity to weigh in on our nation’s priorities through the appropriations process. Moreover, each year, RESULTS weighs in as well. This appropriations season, urge Congress to voice their support on issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity.

We have two key ways we weigh in: funding level requests and sign-on letters which emphasize the importance of a spending area/issue. 

1. Funding level requests: 

  • Take a look at our FY19 Appropriations memos outlining each of our requests: child health and nutrition; tuberculosis; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and the Global Partnership for Education. Now is the time to submit requests to your legislators. Use our February action sheet and laser talk designed to help you make your requests and to enlist others into action via an education and action meeting. 

  • We have learned that the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of Appropriations (SFOPS) has set a deadline of March 16 to receive input from other representatives on FY19 spending levels. This means that your representatives will set their deadline to hear from you well before that deadline. In essence, we need to get them our requests as soon as possible.

​2. Sign-on lettersA “sign-on” letter (also called a “Dear Colleague” letter) is like a petition in Congress. Sign-on letters are circulated by champions in Congress to ask other members to join them in showing their support for an issue. Sign-on letters are starting to be available for the support of your legislators, but the timeframe for getting signers on is always quite short. As of today, we have the following letters available for signatures:

To help you: 

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Speaking of our Support of the Global Partnership for Education . . .


Don't Miss the National Grassroots Webinar or the International Conference

1. March 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Our special guest will be Dr Jennifer Furin of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.The topic will be our TB advocacy in 2018. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 

2. RESULTS International Conference 2018 is July 14-17. We're aiming for every group in our network to be represented – including one new attendee from each group – and plenty of free agents advocates in attendance as well. Register today! Print and share our newest promotion flyer. Share with others this great list of reasons why it's worth the investment to attend. Finally, circulate this terrific promo video on your social media channels. 


Have You Heard the Word on the #LettersGetLOUD Campaign?

Dynamic. Creative. Bold.

RESULTS is now engaged in the #LettersGetLOUD campaign to grow our movement and make our voices heard in 2018. We are organizing our communities to write letters to members of Congress about ending poverty, and then we’ll hand-deliver them as we meet with our members of Congress. This means booking meetings with your members of Congress and creating letter-writing events so you can deliver letters as you meet, making your congressional meeting have a bigger impact. Through the campaign, we'll also hear your voices through the reading of these letters via videos shared on social media. (Check out the hashtag #LettersGetLOUD on Twitter.) 

Go to our #LettersGetLOUD page for complete support materials, including a campaign guide, tips on reaching out to your community, materials you can order to enhance your outreach/letter-writing meeting, and other helps. 

Now is the time for Congress to hear from us about how the decisions being made in Washington, D.C. affect all of us. Now is the time to get LOUD!


Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

March 6, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. Learn more about us! Dial (712) 775-8972, passcode 761262. 

March 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Guest speaker: Dr. Jennifer Furin of Harvard Medical School. Topic: Tuberculosis. 

March 19, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Login: http://fuze.me/35703902. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35703902.

March 22, 8:30 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. Learn more about us! Dial (712) 775-8972, passcode 761262. 

March 24. World TB Day.

March 26-April 6. Senate and House Recess. 

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference. 


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115th Congress Congressional Scorecard: See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken. 

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.

 

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