Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update October 22, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of October 22, 2018
"But here’s the thing: change doesn’t happen just because we vote. It doesn’t happen just because there are new faces on Capitol Hill. It happens because you tell your members of Congress what you care about and what they can do about it. It happens because you make calls, you write letters, and you go to Capitol Hill. It happens because you demand it to happen. Election day is just the beginning. As an advocate, you can help write the rest of the story."
Rachel Irwin, Senior Writer for RESULTS, inspiring us with words to share with others in the run-up to the mid-term elections.
Take Action: Reach Out to Congress About TB Appropriations
Congress is on recess until after the election. However, that doesn't mean our advocacy is on hiatus. DC offices can still take our issues and opinions on board for action once legislators are back in town and Congress resumes session.
Use the October Action Sheet and Laser Talk to Support TB Funding. The fall chill has come to some of the country, 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 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.
There are 205 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? Don't let up now! 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. We can make our requests now for legislators to act upon when recess ends.
Roughly 50 town hall engagements so far in this pre-election time! 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.
Could you use a hand practicing having a one-on-one conversation with someone you meet at a town hall, a neighbor, or a community connection who might make a great RESULTS advocate? Does your group need some help creating a local Education & Action meeting that you can invite new people to, where you can inspire them to take action?
And contact Lisa Marchal, Global Grassroots Manager, to book a coaching session customized to what you or your group needs.
We all have different schedules, but a common goal of ending poverty. Perhaps you wanted to attend a webinar, but life got in the way – or you want to review. Never fear! Did you know we have an online resource library where we archive our training webinars?
You heard on the national grassroots webinar on October 13 about a fresh, new on-demand webinar that is being pre-recorded – a guide on getting your story of being a RESULTS advocate out into broadcast media. It will be available on the online resource library page in the next few days.
What else will you find in the online resource library?
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 speaker? Let us know through our online form.
October 26, 1 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. 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 7, 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 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 427674133.
November 10, 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 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
November 19, 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 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. And sign up to be an early tester!
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.