Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update June 11, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of June 11, 2018
Passing the Reach Act: #LettersGetLOUD June Blast to Create Champions in Congress and Community
Quote of the Week
"In the last session of Congress, more than half the House, along with 36 senators, joined on as cosponsors, making it the most widely supported piece of bipartisan global health legislation in at least a decade."
– K. Jane Duncan, RESULTS Missoula, in the Missoulian on June 6 ("Reach Act will save lives worldwide")
Take Action: Ask Senators & Reps. to Cosponsor and Lead on the Reach Act!
Updates on the RESULTS International Conference
Are you ready? The RESULTS International Conference is roughly 5 weeks away. Registration is still open at www.resultsconference.org
Passing the Reach Act: Use #LettersGetLOUD June Blast to Create Champions
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. It's time to pass this legislation. As of June 11, we have 161 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, yes, but if they are already cosponsors, move them up the Champion Scale by asking them to advocate for and lead on the issue.
Advocate Welcome Series and Resource Page – New For You!
Welcome Series. RESULTS has a brand new process for welcoming, training, and connecting new advocates to our movement! This will replace our current Introductory Call process. This will give new advocates the chance to get to know RESULTS at their own pace. It also creates a new opportunity for all new advocates to attend a live training webinar with RESULTS staff to learn more about our issues, our advocacy model, and to start advocating so they can hit the ground running when they come to your RESULTS meeting. This is a resource for your group as you recruit new advocates locally! It should not replace your personal conversations, relationship building, and welcoming at the local level, but it should help.
To enroll new people in RESULTS and the Welcome Series, have them sign up online. If you want to invite someone to the Welcome Series who is already signed up in our national database and receiving our communications, send them to our "Raise Your Voice" page to get them started. At the end of the series, they will be invited to sign up for an orientation (dates and times are listed on our online calendar. Questions? Contact Global Grassroots Expansion Manager Amanda Beals.
Same Resources Link, But Better! We also have reorganized the Resource Page for Advocates. You can find most everything you need here. If you have additional questions, contact RESULTS staff.
1. *No National Grassroots Webinar in July* Stay tuned for information on select livestream sessions direct from the International Conference.
2. Extended Through June: Raising Funds to Support RESULTS' Advocacy for Moms. The RESULTS Spring Friends and Family Fundraising Campaign has been extended! Check out the campaign online and help fundraisers reach their goals. Questions? Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, stands ready to help.
3. *New* Vote for Grassroots Board members now. The Grassroots Board members represent you on the RESULTS Board. Learn about the candidates here. Place your vote here by July 28.
4. You've Been Busy. Tell Us The Stories. We wish to have information that is as accurate as possible through June so we can report to the Board and donors.
Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items
Throughout June. New Member Orientations. Contact Amanda Beals, Global Grassroots Expansion Manager, for more details.
June 18, 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.
Resources at Your Fingertips
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Global Poverty Campaigns Backgrounders and Global Grassroots Calendar
Skills Center for Learning Advocacy Best Practices and More
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.