Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of November 12, 2018

Quote of the Week

Many inspiring quotes are available in the new RESULTS video featuring you, our advocates! Check it out online as, together, we find out what's next!

Quick Action

Take Action: Reach Out to Congress About TB Appropriations

Post-Election Outreach: Nov. 6 Was Just the Beginning

"Election day is just the beginning. As an advocate, you can help write the rest of the story."

  • Pitch a Story to Your Local TV and Radio Stations. Many people will be wondering, “What now?” after the elections. Local media will want to address that question. Your involvement with RESULTS is a great media story because you have an answer to that question. Take 15-20 minutes to research your local stations and send a pitch the News Director, asking them to do a story on your RESULTS group. You can find a sample pitch with additional guidance online. You can also learn more about this from a recent webinar by Colin Smith, Director of Communications. You should make your pitches right away. Albuquerque, Oakland, New Orleans, Asheville . . . the list of participating cities and groups is growing. Can we add your location to the list? 

  • RESULTS Has Posted VolunteerMatch Ads for All RESULTS Groups! We have created VolunteerMatch ads in RESULTS communities all across the country to capture people with post-election, get-involved fever. These ads will lead potential volunteers to the Welcome Series which ultimately encourages them to join a New Advocate Orientation webinar. Interested and oriented people will then be referred to the appropriate Group Leaders thanks to our expansion staff. Groups could get referrals through December. Groups should be energized by the suspense of not knowing how many and who might be passed their way… like waiting for Christmas morning to arrive. It’s exciting! Please contact us if you have questions about the ad for your area or if you need support welcoming new interest.

November Action Sheet and Midterm Candidate Engagement Round-Up

November Action Sheet for Outreach to New Congress. The November 2018 elections decided who works for you in Washington for the next two years as part of the 116th US Congress. There will be people returning to DC, but many members of the House and Senate will be brand new. Additionally, all of the bills introduced during the previous two year that did not pass will be swept away to create a clean slate and a new opportunity for Congress to make a difference on issues of poverty. This is an important time to build your relationship with your elected officials. Use the brand new November Action Sheet to write to your representative and senators. 

Congratulate them, welcome them, and let them know that you are looking forward to working with them in the coming new year. Let them know you are passionate about ending poverty and that you want to work with them to do that.

Candidate Engagement. Thirty-seven participating advocates across our network. Fifty-nine engagements, including 51 with candidates and 22 with members of Congress. Your work to bring our campaigns to the process of the mid-terms means that candidates all across the country were compelled to hear about our anti-poverty work and to engage with their constituencies on their positions and potential for leadership on these issues. Such critical work . . . and it continues post-election, for now we move forward on working with those who will be representing us coast-to-coast. As we keep saying, Nov. 6 was just the beginning! 

Work Still to Do With the Current Congress

TB Appropriations. Do you have 5 minutes? Use those minutes to reach out to Congress on TB via our online action. You could also take and share our online action which is a quick way to reach out to Congress on TB appropriations that can also be shared far and wide on your social media channels. 

Reach Every Mother and Child Act. As of November 13, there are 207 names on the House version of the bill and 49 on the Senate version. Can we reach 218 in House and 50 in the Senate? We are so close! Even as the year marches toward a close, we must continue to push this important legislation to the front, growing the list of cosponsors so that the call for support for this live-saving legislation is loud and clear now and for any future work we do on the issue. We are building the bench of support. Ask your senator(s) or representative to support maternal and child health by cosponsoring the Reach Act today. 

Virtual Thanksgiving Feast is Underway!

The Virtual Thanksgiving Feast (VTF) Friends and Family Campaign is a peer-to-peer, online fundraiser to benefit RESULTS running in November, a month of gratitude. Your participation in grassroots fundraising is an important part of making RESULTS’ work possible, both through mobilization of resources and visibility. Sign up to fundraise and find out more online. Twenty-two fundraisers by volunteers and staff are already up and running. Contact Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, for support.

Your Reporting Helps Us Move Forward

We love knowing of all the advocacy actions you accomplish. Your thorough reporting is how we can keep track for our own reporting, celebrating, and next steps. We are nearing the end of the year. Is your reporting caught up? 

Calendar Notes 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2019 RESULTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) – July 13-16. Watch the dedicated webpage for announcements as plans unfold. (Do you have a great idea for a conference speaker? Submit your idea online!

November. 2018 Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Online Fundraising Campaign. Registration is now open! Sign up to fundraise and find out more online. If you have further questions, contact Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager. 

November 14, 8:30 pm ET. New Advocate Orientation. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, please join us for our New Advocate Orientation! During this 60-minute live webinar, you'll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues and get information on how to take action and get connected locally. Sign up here.

November 19, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Join via or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.

November 20. Fresh website reboot. We're excited for you to see the changes being made in the name of user-friendliness. 

December 5, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local  Action Network. Join the webinar at, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook page, request to join the group listserv, and find resources online

December 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. 

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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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