Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of February 5, 2018

Quote of the Week

"So much of the growth in funding and global leadership on education is thanks to relentless advocacy by people like you. Starting right now, we will build on that momentum to deliver the resources to support countries in reaching every child with a quality education."

– Comments by RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter, reflecting from the GPE Replenishment Conference in Dakar. Read the full piece on our website. 

Quick Action

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Cosponsor S.Res. 286 Supporting the Global Partnership for Education

Leading with Action: FY19 Appropriations and National Grassroots Webinar This Weekend

Sitting at your kitchen table to make a budget, you prioritize the things that are most important for your family – providing daily meals, maintaining the roof over your head, ensuring your kids grow up healthy, and giving your kids every opportunity to succeed. 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.

  • February 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Our special guest will be former U.S. Representative David Jolly, and the focus will be on our appropriations work. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 

  • Did you miss the recent Appropriations 101 led by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor, Global Policy & Government Affairs? View the webinar recording or take a look at the slidedeck.

  • Next, 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. You can begin submitting requests to your legislators. 

  • Utilize the new February Action Sheet as a centerpiece for an education and outreach meeting. Empower your group and/or your community to make appropriations requests of your legislators with this action sheet and corresponding meeting guide. 

Global Partnership for Education Round-Up

The Global Partnership for Education's Replenishment Conference happened last week. But what exactly did happen?

1. Take a look at some excellent write-ups on the activity at the February GPE Replenishment Conference in Dakar. What transpired? What are the victories? What are the opportunities? 

2. Context from the RESULTS Staff. Join us this Saturday, February 10, 2 pm ET for the National Webinar/Conference Call for grassroots focused on our global poverty campaigns. As part of the hour together, you'll hear more background and explanation of what transpired at the replenishment and what it means for our appropriations work that we're currently launching. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 

3. House Resolution 466 Still Open for Cosponsors as the Appropriations Cycle for FY19 Begins. As of February 6, there are 101 cosponsors (plus originator Rep. David Reichert of Washington State) – including 30 Republicans – on H.Res. 466 supporting the Global Partnership for Education. That's well over a 1/5 of the House. Is your representative on the list? 

Current House Cosponsors: Reichert, Beyer, BilirakisBishop, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Bost, Boyle, Brady, Brownley, Capuano, Carson, Castor, Castro, Clay, CoffmanCole, Connolly, Conyers, Crist, Curbelo, Davis (D.), Davis (S.), Delaney, DelBene, DeFazio, DeLauro, DeSaulnier, Dent, Deutch, Dingell, Doggett, Donovan, Doyle, Engel, Eshoo, Espaillat, Evans, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Granger, Heck, Herrera BeutlerHollingsworth, Holmes Norton, HurdJenkins, Johnson (E.B.), Kaptur, Kelly, Kihuen, Kildee, Kilmer, Lance, Larsen, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Lofgren, Lowey, Lujan, Lujan Grisham, MacArthurMcCaulMcHenry, McNerney, MarchantMeehan, Messer, Moulton, Napolitano, Norcross, Pallone, Peters, Pocan, Poe, Raskin, Rooney, Rosen, Ross, Ruppersberger, Ryan, Serrano, Sessions, Sewell, Shea-Porter, Slaughter, Smith, Soto, Titus, Thompson, Tsongas, Wasserman Schultz, WagnerWalberg, Watson Coleman, Welch, Wilson, Yarmuth, Young, Zeldin

4. Senate Resolution 286. The Senate Resolution supporting the Global Partnership for Education, S.Res. 286, co-led by Sens. Booker and Rubio, is a companion to the House Resolution. Will you ask your senators to cosponsor during this appropriations season? 

5. One Media State to GoWe would love to yet land GPE-related media in Louisiana in order to cover all 50 states. Do you have a connection to Louisiana? Can you write and submit today?


1. Complete Group Planning. Group planning materials are now online. Planning helps groups achieve their goals. Dream and scheme about your stretch goals and make sure you have your foundation set for a powerful year. Please work to complete and submit your group plans as soon as possible.

  • As part of your group planning, get ready for an exciting campaign currently being launched called #LettersGetLoud. Throughout the year, we’ll be mobilizing our grassroots network and engaging new members to craft powerful letters to share and deliver to Congress. We must make the fight against poverty the issue of 2018. We’ll be releasing a campaign guide and a variety of tools to help you share your stories, organize exciting events, and maximize your impact. Who in your group would like to take on leadership roles in organizing, coordinating, and engaging your action networks. You can even get started now, as we're striving again for 500 outreach events this year. One letter has power, but the more letters, voices, and stories we share with Congress, the more powerful we become. That’s when #LettersGetLoud, and that’s when we become change agents!  

  • Also as part of your group planning, you'll be invited to reflect on the anti-oppression and inclusion work we continue to engage in as an organization. Check out the robust reading and resource list we're compiling for your use. 

2. Register for the International Conference 2018 Coming Up July 14-17. 

For Your Inspiration

"I never dreamed I would be on this stage," said Kiran Waqar as she officially kicked off the 2017 RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC, before an audience of hundreds last July. A few days later, she would meet face-to-face with her senators and confidently explain why they should support education initiatives in low-income countries around the world. Read more of Kiran's story. 

Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

February. Official launch of #LettersGetLoud campaign. 

February 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Our special guest will be former U.S. Representative David Jolly, and the focus will be on our appropriations work.

February 12, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35703902.

February 19-23. Senate and House Recess. 

February 21, 9 pm ET. Tuberculosis and Poverty: Our Work as RESULTS Advocates. Make plans to join this informative overview webinar led by TB Advocacy Officer David Bryden. Log in to or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 36496102.

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference. 

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115th Congress Congressional Scorecards: See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken this year and over the past few years.

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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