Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update October 1, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of October 1, 2018
"Today’s commitments . . . include a pledge to reach 40 million people with treatment by 2022, a goal to secure $13 billion in annual funding, new commitments from a number of countries, and exciting policy changes from the U.S. government to increase impact and support countries to reach everyone. This is all a hugely positive sign – but a meeting alone guarantees nothing. It’s about what happens starting tomorrow in terms of new funding, smarter policies, and a commitment to equity."
– Dr. Joanne Carter, on the RESULTS blog on the day of the UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis
Take Action: Write Your Local Paper About TB Using New WHO Data
Use the October Action Sheet and Laser Talk to Support TB Funding. The weather may start to see a chill, but the heat is still on for TB appropriations. Utilize the October Action Sheet and companion laser talk to make the big ask. The U.S. and other global leaders made bold commitments toward ending TB on September 26 at the UN High-Level Meeting on TB. In the spirit of this commitment, ask your member(s) of Congress to speak to the the Chair and Ranking members of the State and Foreign Ops Subcommittees of Appropriations to use the House bilateral TB funding amount of $302 million in the final 2019 spending bill. This is the higher proposed number. The additional funding will save many of lives and send a powerful message to the world about the U.S.'s commitment to reaching 40 million people with TB treatment by 2022. Let the action sheet and laser talk support you in this action.
Do You Have 15 Minutes? Use Those Minutes to Get Published on TB. Take our online action, which includes new, compelling WHO data, and submit your new letter to the editor to your local paper. Only a week has passed since the pivotal September 26 UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, so media work is timely! Then share the link with a friend or fellow advocate and ask them to do the same.
October 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 510407386. Gather with fellow advocates for a fun webinar which will outline a rich menu of options for engagement for the balance of 2018. Pre- and post-election work, fundraising, unique media work . . . it's going to be exciting. Come on along and get the energy flowing for a strong finish to 2018.
This week, in the run-up to our gathering together, please take a moment to update your reporting on your fantastic advocacy work.
As of October 3, there are 205 names on the House version of the bill and 48 on the Senate version. Can we reach 218 in House and 50 in the Senate? We are so close! During this crowded time of year, 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.
Your work getting our poverty issues in front of candidates signals that we're in it for the long haul. Some of these candidates will transform into legislators, and they will need to continue to hear from us, in our non-partisan manner, on issues of extreme poverty. In a sense, our work is just beginning. Those motivated by these times may be inspired to know there's no expiration date on this level of engagement.
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.
October 3, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice Meeting. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133.
October 11, 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.
October 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 510407386.
October 15, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 285681999.
Advocacy Resources to Help You Take Action (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)
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.