Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update February 5, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of February 5, 2018
"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.
Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Cosponsor S.Res. 286 Supporting the Global Partnership for Education
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.
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: http://fuze.me/30204806. 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, Bilirakis, Bishop, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Bost, Boyle, Brady, Brownley, Capuano, Carson, Castor, Castro, Clay, Coffman, Cole, 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 Beutler, Hollingsworth, Holmes Norton, Hurd, Jenkins, Johnson (E.B.), Kaptur, Kelly, Kihuen, Kildee, Kilmer, Lance, Larsen, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Lofgren, Lowey, Lujan, Lujan Grisham, MacArthur, McCaul, McHenry, McNerney, Marchant, Meehan, 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, Wagner, Walberg, 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 Go! We 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.
2. Register for the International Conference 2018 Coming Up July 14-17.
"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.
February. Official launch of #LettersGetLoud campaign.
February 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. 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: http://fuze.me/35703902. 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 http://fuze.me/36496102 or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 36496102.
July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference.
Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)
Report 2018 Actions
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.