Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of May 28, 2018

Quote of the Week

"What is the best Mother’s Day gift if not being able to celebrate it with your child? Let’s work so that more mothers, whether they are from West Virginia or around the world, will get to celebrate with their children. By taking action and supporting the Reach Act, we can make that happen."

– New RESULTS Advocate Vivian Guetler, featured in the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail

Quick Action

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

Passing the Reach Act: #LettersGetLOUD June Blast to Create Champions in Congress and Community

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. We need supporters (cosponsors), but we also need advocates, leaders, 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.

  • #LettersGetLOUD June Blast. Set yourself up for some champion-building in Congress – and for some fresh summer outreach – through the #LettersGetLOUD June Blast. Use this help sheet to aid you in setting a #LettersGetLOUD outreach goal to be accomplished between June 1 and June 30.

  • 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! 

Big Summer Moment to Push Congress: The RESULTS International Conference 

The August recess and November elections will divert Congress' attention. That's why the 2018 RESULTS International Conference (IC), to be held July 14-17, positions us perfectly to have maximum impact. In July we'll push Congress to move the Reach Act, protect funding for global poverty programs, and take global leadership on TB. Being there in person will help us build relationships and persuade them to act. Make sure your group, your state, your district are represented!

June 9 National Grassroots Webinar: Prepare to Persuade Congress in July

Join us for the National Grassroots Webinar for Global Campaigns on June 9 at 2 pm ET. We'll hear from lots of advocates and you'll get what you need to prepare for the International Conference in July. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

On the agenda:

  • What we can accomplish in DC at the International Conference

  • How to make the most of the Conference and Advocacy Day meetings

  • How you and your community can impact our issues from home. 

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

News You Can Use

Final Days: Raising Funds to Support RESULTS' Advocacy for Moms. The RESULTS Spring Friends and Family Fundraising Campaign closes out in just a few days! Great work helping us reach our $5,000 match! Check out the campaign online and help fundraisers reach their goals. Questions? Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, stands ready to help. 

New Pieces Calling for the End of Tuberculosis. TB Advocacy Officer David Bryden has just published an intriguing new post related to our on-going advocacy to end the scourge of tuberculosis. Find it on the website of ACTION, one of our projects. You can also read a recent piece on advocacy to end TB published by the World Council of Churches

Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

May 28-June 1. House and Senate Recesses. 

May 31. Friends and Family Fundraising Campaign Closes. Good work!

June 9, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Theme: The International Conference – Power in DC and Power Back Home. (View recordings of past webinars on our website.) 

June 18, 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, 2018. RESULTS International Conference.

Resources at Your Fingertips

Subscribe to the Weekly Update

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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