Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update May 7, 2018


May 7, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of May 7, 2018


Quote of the Week

"Improved maternal health benefits the whole of society."

– Isabella Lovin, Swedish politician


Quick Action

Take Action: Register for the 2018 RESULTS International Conference


National Grassroots Webinar This Saturday, May 12, 2 pm ET

Join your fellow advocates from around the country for maternal/child health champion Christy Gleason, Senior Strategist for Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm ET. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Inspiration and information are on tap; gather others and be there! 


2018 RESULTS International Conference: Earlybird Rate Ends May 15

The July 14-17 International Conference (IC) is one of the last big moments to make real progress on our issues before Congress leaves for the August recess and turns its attention to November elections. Before they are distracted, they must take action to protect FY19 global health and education programs, including moving the Reach Every Mother and Child Act toward passage. We'll get this done by being in Washington in force. Make sure your group, your state, your district are represented!

Give people the opportunity to become the powerful change makers they want to become by inviting widely and often. If current advocates are struggling to afford the trip to DC, encourage them to get help through the IC Gap Fund for Global Advocates. (Time is running out to apply – don't delay!) Our advocates are our most important asset and we believe in investing in you.


Moms and Kids in May: Reach Act Advocacy and Friends & Family Fundraising Campaign

1. Creating Momentum to Pass 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. Here's what you can do:

  • Get senators and representatives to cosponsor the Reach Act. If they are already cosponsors, move them up the Champion Scale by asking them to advocate for and lead on the issue. Use the Reach Act #LettersGetLOUD Outreach Guide and Action Sheet to mobilize your community. Gather letters for in-district and in-state meetings. You can also bring letters to the International Conference for hand-delivery!
  • Use the new Reach Act editorial packet to get editors to write and to craft your own Mother's Day op-eds and letters to the editor. 

2. Raising Funds to Support RESULTS' Advocacy for Moms. The RESULTS Spring Friends & Family Fundraising Campaign will take place during the entire month of May. You have lots to be proud of and lots of "advocacy hope" to share with friends and family. Want to launch a fundraising page? We've made it simple for you. Need assistance? Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, stands ready to help. 


RESULTS Grassroots Board Member Nominations Open One More Week

Would you like to take a leadership role in governing our RESULTS community? Do you know someone who would be a strong voice for guiding our national organization?

We are now accepting nominations for the RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund Grassroots Board Member election, which will be held this summer. One Grassroots Board Member will be elected by RESULTS volunteers. You can nominate someone who you think would be a strong voice representing RESULTS volunteers OR you can nominate yourself. Nominations will close on Monday, May 14.

For more on qualifications and the nominations process, read more on our website. 


Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

May 12, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Guest: Christy Gleason of Senator Chris Coons' Office. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. (View recordings of past webinars on our website.) 

May 14. Nominations for RESULTS Grassroots Board Member Election Close. 

May 15, 9 pm ET. Dialogue: "Intersectionality." Who are you? How does who you are impact your experiences? Please join RESULTS volunteers for a reflection on the many aspects of ourselves – our age, religion, ethnicity, income, gender, and sexual orientation, for example – that impact our work as RESULTS volunteers. We will complete "cultural sketches" of ourselves to understand how our identities influence our values, decisions, behaviors, and opportunities. There is no need to prepare for the discussion – just come open to exploring your identity!  Log in to http://fuze.me/33986526, or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 33986526.

May 15. RESULTS International Conference Earlybird Deadline Ends. 

May 21, 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.

May 28-June 1. House and Senate Recesses. 

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference.


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