Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update June 25, 2018

June 22, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of June 25, 2018

Quote of the Week

"Right now, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act can help end preventable deaths of millions of mothers and children in our world. Speak up to help it pass."

– Willie Dickerson, RESULTS Snohomish, in a letter to the editor of the Mukileto (WA) Beacon on June 20 titled "Carpe Diem indeed!"

Quick Action

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

Take Note!

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. 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. 

4. *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.

5. 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.  

RESULTS International Conference – Policy Briefs Now Available

  • Registration is Still

  • What's the Latest? Check out the conference agenda

  • 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.*

  • *New* 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. 

  • Advocacy Day Prep Calls Underway. 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. 

  • Sample Reception Invitation. 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! 

  • 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.

  • Utilize the Twittersphere. Let your Twitter followers know of your excitement and about all that is happening. Make your tweet personal, including the #Voices4RESULTS hashtag and the conference main page – – so others can be encouraged to register.

#LettersGetLOUD for Reach Act Advocacy

You all are doing outstanding work. Don't let up now.

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. This is the time to get this legislation passed.

As of June 27, we have 163 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.

Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

Throughout June. 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: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35703902.


July 14-17. RESULTS International Conference.

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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