Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update October 29, 2018


October 29, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of October 29, 2018


Quote of the Week

"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. 


Quick Action

Take Action: Reach Out to Congress About TB Appropriations


SPECIAL PRE-ELECTION EDITION OF THE WEEKLY UPDATE

This week's Update is focused simply on two things:

1. A reminder to vote on November 6!

2. A reminder that our National Grassroots Webinar on November 10 will focus on the "what now?" of our post-election advocacy. Our special guest will be Jonathan Stivers, Vice President of International Affairs, The Sheridan Group. Mr. Stivers has over two decades of high-level policy experience in the Executive and Legislative Branches specializing in foreign policy, international development, global health, appropriations, trade, export financing, democracy promotion, and human rights. In 2014, Jon was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia at USAID. In this Senate-confirmed position he managed a budget of approximately $1.2 billion in foreign assistance and led a staff of approximately 1,200 development professionals in 32 countries in East Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia and Central Asia. In the U.S. Congress, Mr. Stivers served as Senior Advisor to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. He played a leadership role on many ground-breaking legislative initiatives including the PEPFAR reauthorization bill and subsequent appropriations that doubled U.S. funding levels for global health in four years, securing emergency relief after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and passing the JADE Act that tightened sanctions on Burma’s military government. Jon earned a Masters of International Policy and Practice from The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison College at Michigan State University in International Relations. 

Gather your fellow advocates – make plans now!

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. Special Guest: Jonathan Stivers, Vice President of International Affairs, The Sheridan Group. 


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. 

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 6. Election Day. 

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 8, 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 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. Special Guest: Jonathan Stivers, Vice President of International Affairs, The Sheridan Group. 

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. 


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2018 IC Resources

Global Poverty Campaigns Backgrounders and Global Grassroots Calendar

Report 2018 Actions 

115th Congress Congressional Scorecard: See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken. 

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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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