"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."
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.
Advocacy Day Prep Calls to Start Next Week.Book Yours Now. Please speak with your group members to coordinate and select the times that you are all available, if this is applicable. To facilitate the scheduling process, please have one person from your group fill in the this Doodle poll for global poverty-focused groups and be sure to include your state abbreviation (e.g., AK) along with your name. If you have any questions, please contact Advocacy Assistant Susan Fleurant at [email protected]. Susan will be in touch with groups to finalize the call time.
*New* 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!
*New* Donate to the International Conference Scholarship Fund. The RESULTS International Conference 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.
*New* Sample Reception Invitation. Invite your representative and senators to join RESULTS' reception the evening of July 17 using this sample invitation.
Bob Dickerson Award Nominations. Bob Dickerson of Seattle was a grassroots advocate with RESULTS for more than 15 years. He was tireless in his advocacy and generous in his financial support. Bob epitomized this the best of what it means to be a grassroots volunteer. In your nomination, tell us who from the grassroots you want to nominate. Include how the volunteer has achieved the mission of RESULTS, why they are a powerful citizen advocate, and how they inspire you. Make your nomination!Deadline: June 22.
Light Up Twitter. In the run-up to and during the conference . . . let the Twittersphere know of your excitement and about all that is happening. Make your tweet personal, including the #Voices4RESULTS hashtag and the conference main page – www.resultsconference.org – so others can be encouraged to register.
Use #LettersGetLOUD June Blast to Create Champions for the Reach Act
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 18, 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.
June Action Sheet and Meeting Guide. Once you've set your outreach goal, use this helpful guide to create a powerful Education and Action Meeting in your community, utilizing the energy of #LettersGetLOUD to enroll new members in taking action. Your group can learn more about RESULTS and about the Reach Act, creating letters that can be packed in suitcases to be delivered to senators' and representatives' offices during the International Conference. These letters will be a clear call from your community: Congress must get the Reach Act passed!