Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update January 1, 2018

January 3, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of January 1, 2018

Quote of the Week

"It is the courage to continue that counts." 

– Unknown

Quick Action

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

Leading with Action: GPE Replenishment in Less Than 30 Days

It's 2018, so that means the GPE Replenishment Conference is almost here – February 2, to be exact! Kick off the new year with action on GPE.

1. House Resolution 466. As of January 3, there are 83 cosponsors (plus originator Rep. David Reichert of Washington State) – including 26 Republicans – on H.Res. 466 supporting the Global Partnership for Education. Is your representative on the list? Can we achieve 150 cosponsors, including 50 Republicans?

Current House Cosponsors: ReichertBilirakisBishop, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Bost, Boyle, Brady, Capuano, Carson, Castor, Castro, Clay, CoffmanCole, Conyers, Crist, Curbelo, Davis (D.), Davis (S.), Delaney, DelBene, DeFazio, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Doggett, Donovan, Doyle, Engel, Eshoo, Espaillat, Evans, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Granger, Heck, Herrera BeutlerHollingsworth, Holmes Norton, Hurd, Jenkins, Johnson (E.B.), Kaptur, Kihuen, Kilmer, Lance, Larsen, Lee, Lewis, Lofgren, Lowey, Lujan Grisham, McCaulMcHenryMeehan, Messer, Moulton, Napolitano, Pallone, Peters, Pocan, Poe, Raskin, Rooney, Rosen, Ross, Ruppersberger, Ryan, Serrano, Sessions, Sewell, Shea-Porter, Slaughter, Smith, Soto, Titus, Thompson, Wasserman Schultz, Walberg, Welch, Wilson, Yarmuth, Young, Zeldin

2. Senate Resolution 286. The Senate Resolution supporting the Global Partnership for Education, S.Res. 286 opened for co-sponsors in October 5, World Teacher Day. This bipartisan legislation, co-lead by Sens. Booker and Rubio, is a companion to the House Resolution we've been gathering cosponsors for since the summer. Have you followed up with your senators about cosponsorship?

3. Media Published. A lot of wonderful media hits came about while the RESULTS office was on winter break, so we're busy taking stock and compiling all that you accomplished as the calendar turned to 2018. In the meantime, have you written your local paper about GPE? Let's keep that media count climbing! Can you write and submit by the national grassroots webinar on January 13? 

4. January Action Sheets. Our Action Sheets are in the process of being refreshed for use during this final push on GPE and will help us get off to a great start of engaging as many people as possible in letter-writing in 2018. Check back at the end of the week. 

Get 2018 Off to a Great Start

1. First National Grassroots Webinar/Conference Call for 2018. Dr. Mark Dybul, former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and current Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Global Health and Quality, will be our guest on the kick-off national grassroots conference call/webinar on Saturday, January 13 at 2 pm ET. Make plans now to gather your group and/or your community for this powerful start to our advocacy year. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

2. January Group Planning. Group planning materials are now online. When will your group gather? Healthy group typically adopt the practice of meeting a second time in the month, beyond the national webinar/conference call. Make this first "second meeting" your group planning meeting. Dream and scheme about your stretch goals and make sure you have your foundation set for a powerful year. 

3. Appropriations Webinar on January 23. New to advocating during the annual appropriations period (early part of each calendar year)? Have no fear – a webinar on appropriations basics will be held January 23 and recorded for later review and use. Details are forthcoming, but be sure to pencil it in. 

4. Register for the International Conference 2018. It's never too early to share the news of our International Conference in July. Print and share our new flyer. And did we mention that registration is now open? Register today!

A Bit of Housekeeping

1. Keeping Track of Your Accomplishments. Catch up now on your 2017 reporting of your meetings with members of Congress, media hits, and outreach events. It's easy! Please catch up on your 2017 reporting by January 8.

Why do we want your reporting? So we can track your incredible advocacy! We can't count what's not reported, and we want your good work to be included and acknowledged. Here's what you've accomplished through November, according to your reporting:

  • 669 congressional meetings

  • 375 pieces of media published/broadcast

  • 322 outreach meetings

Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

January 8. Congress back in session and all 2017 advocacy action reporting due. 

January 13, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

January 22, 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.

January 23. Appropriations 101 Webinar. Stay tuned for details on how to join. 

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference. 

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Report 2017 Actions – 2018 Reporting Forms will be available soon. 

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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