Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update July 2, 2018


July 2, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of July 2, 2018


Quote of the Week

"I have always been taught to stand up for the rights and needs of others. I became an advocate for RESULTS because I want to use my voice to create change."

 – Jalileh Garcia, RESULTS Advocate


Quick Action

Take Action: Ask Senators & Reps. to Cosponsor and Lead on the Reach Act! 

RESULTS International Conference – Donate to the Scholarship Fund

  • Donate to the International Conference Scholarship Fund. The 2018 RESULTS International Conference (July 14-17) is an incredibly valuable opportunity for a RESULTS volunteer, and we don’t want any of our advocates to miss out on this experience because of the cost. That’s why we created the International Conference Scholarship Fund, which helps cover the costs of registration, transportation, or lodging for those who wouldn’t be able to attend without it. We strive to extend the opportunity for growth and inspiration to every RESULTS volunteer. Your tax-deductible gift will help make that possible.

  • Livestreaming. Information on select livestreaming during the IC will be available next week. 

  • What's the Latest? Check out the conference agenda and the registration page

  • Prep Help. Take a look at the International Conference checklist and resources for guidance on how to make the most of your conference experience – even how to pack! We have a general FAQ page as well. 

  • Have You Scheduled Your Advocacy Day Meetings with Congress? Let us know the details online so we can keep track and help support. *Remember that advocates who are home can potentially dial into your meetings on the Hill during the conference. Ask your legislators' staff if that can be arranged.*

  • Policy Briefs Now Available. Check out the briefs on our primary global poverty requests for Advocacy Day: child health and tuberculosis. Find these briefs under "Policy Info" and familiarize yourself with what we'll be talking about with legislators during our day on the Hill. 

  • Invite Legislators to our Advocacy Day Reception. Invite your representative and senators to join RESULTS' reception the evening of July 17 using this sample invitation.

  • Pre- and Post-IC Intensives. Coming to the IC early and interested in a Saturday morning with Marianne Williamson or an intensive on Running for Office? Does a post-IC intensive on building advocacy training skills to engage your community sound good? Register your intention to attend! 

  • Cool Program Note. Not only will organizer and activist Heather Booth be speaking at our plenary on Sunday, she'll be with us in person during a screening of the film about her work Saturday evening and will lead some Q&A around the film. 

Reach Act Advocacy and #LettersGetLoud

Keep the momentum up as we move into July. We are committed to getting this legislation passed. 

The Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R.4022, S.1730) will make U.S. efforts on maternal and child health the best they can be through coordination, efficiency, and bold goals. 

As of July 3, we have 167 representatives and 28 senators on the Reach Act. We need even more cosponsors and champions in Congress to move this bill. 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. Current cosponsors have a real stake in this legislation – encourage them to help gain the support that's necessary.


Notes for July

1. *No National Grassroots Webinar in July* Stay tuned for information on select livestream sessions direct from the International Conference. 

2. Good News on Appropriations for FY19. Read the round-up of good news on our blog. 

3. *New* Vote for Grassroots Board members now. The Grassroots Board members represent you on the RESULTS Board. Learn about the candidates herePlace your vote here by July 28.

4. Friends and Family Fundraising Campaign Wraps Up. $27,708 in two months. 184 donations. Participation from 29 states, plus DC. Many of these donors are brand new to the RESULTS family. Bravo, all – wonderful accomplishment! 


Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

Throughout July. New Member Orientations. Contact Amanda Beals, Global Grassroots Expansion Manager, for more details.

July 9, 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.

July 14. NO NATIONAL GRASSROOTS WEBINAR. 

July 14-17. RESULTS International Conference.

August 11, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar – Global Poverty Campaigns.


Resources at Your Fingertips

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2018 IC Resources

Resources to Help You Run Your Group Smoothly 

Advocacy Resources to Help You Take Action (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Resources for Brand New Advocates Getting Started

Global Poverty Campaigns Backgrounders and Global Grassroots Calendar

Skills Center for Learning Advocacy Best Practices and More 

Fundraising Tools

Report 2018 Actions 

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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