Global Poverty Campaigns Weekly Update September 3, 2018


September 3, 2018

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of September 3, 2018


Quote of the Week

"Nothing has a bigger impact than constituents engaging with their members of Congress." 

– RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter, with RESULTS Board Member Pankaj Agarwal, on ABC/KGO-TV in San Francisco, August 10. See the segment online. 


Top Actions: Gather for the National Webinar and Get a Letter to the Editor Printed

National Grassroots Webinar on Global Campaigns on Saturday, September 8, 2 pm ET. The focus will be on our TB work, and our featured speaker will be Peter Sands, executive director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. You won't want to miss it. Gather your fellow advocates! Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. 

September Action Sheet: Write an LTE on TB. Use this brand new Action Sheet for September to rally your fellow advocates for education and action. Use the sheet to empower each other to write a letter to the editor on tuberculosis in the run-up to the September 26 UN High-Level Meeting on TB. The sheet even has a meeting guide!


Your Incredible Work on the Letters to Congress Regarding the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

There’s a key opportunity to continue to build global momentum in the fight against TB. On September 26, heads of state and other leaders will gather for the first-ever U.N. High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (HLM). The U.S. must show up with high level representation and push for strong targets to find the missing millions of people suffering from TB.

You made your views known on this, calling Congress into action and leadership.

The result? 106 signers on the House version and 42 signers on the Senate version of a letter calling on the Administration to support the High-Level Meeting and to demonstrate clear U.S. leadership in the global fight against TB. 

Read more on our blog, and then stay tuned for how your work will be leveraged in the run-up to the High-Level Meeting. 


What Happened with Rescissions on Foreign Aid?

You may recall from last week that, according to press reports, President Trump was considering using an unprecedented budget trick to take back billions of dollars in foreign aid to low-income countries  aid that Congress already approved and has been signed into law. The White House had proposed slashing the budget for international affairs by over a third, but Congress has largely rejected those cuts on a bipartisan basis. Having failed to persuade Congress to enact his slash-and-burn budget, the president was exploring a loophole by canceling funding that’s already been approved by Congress. This “rescissions” tactic would normally require the approval of Congress, but with only a few weeks left in the federal fiscal year, the president could have run out the clock, and the funds would have expired.    

But action was taken. YOU took action, alongside others. And there was good news. Read on for the details. 


RESULTS, the 2018 Mid-Term Elections, and You

The 2018 midterms will present exciting opportunities to engage members of Congress, and ensure candidates learn about our issues before they ever get to Washington.

  • If you are interested in talking to candidates this fall, sign up here and Carly Pildis, Senior Associate for Advocacy and Organizing, will reach out to you with opportunities ideas, and training! She can also guide you in training people in your community. 

  • When you have attended a townhall, record your activity in our Candidate Engagement Tracker

  • For more support resources, check out a new section on our website, RESULTS and the 2018 Election


Bringing New Folks Into RESULTS: Action Network Support and More 

September 5, 8:30 pm ET. Training and Collaboration: Join the RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Log in to https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial in to (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. An Action Network is a loosely organized band of community-based advocates and supporters connected to a RESULTS group or chapter. Action Network members may not regularly participate in group activities and meetings, but they take actions to support the group’s advocacy and organizing efforts and may participate in fundraising efforts. As they learn that their voice matters, they are  the most likely candidates for joining our groups. The new Action Network Community of Practice will work together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. Beginner and experienced Action Network organizers welcome.

Welcome Series. We find new people when we table at events, do trainings, and go to town halls. After your initial conversation, invite them to check out our Welcome Series. The series will inform them about RESULTS in an inspiring way and get them started taking simple actions via a four-part email series. If someone is already a little familiar with RESULTS and receiving our actions and communications, you can go through the series at their own pace via our website. Let us help you engage new people!

Weekly Update Sign-up. After folks get acquainted with RESULTS, they can sign up to receive the Weekly Update! Connect them to the sign-up on our website. 

Orientation Session. After experiencing the Welcome Series and getting signed up for the Weekly Update, new folks can participate in an orientation session to get you well connected and on your way. Sign up online for one that fits. 

Powerful Film Bending the Arc. RESULTS Advocates will have access to Bending the Arc to show in your community at in-home viewings and at outreach events. Contact Ken Patterson or Colin Smith if you are interested in showing the film.


Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2019 RESULTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) – July 13-16

September 5, 8:30 pm ET. Training and Collaboration: Join the RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Login: https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial in to (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. An Action Network is a loosely organized band of community-based advocates and supporters connected to a RESULTS group or chapter. Action Network members may not regularly participate in group activities and meetings, but they take actions to support the group’s advocacy and organizing efforts and may participate in fundraising efforts. As they learn that their voice matters, they are  the most likely candidates for joining our groups. The new Action Network Community of Practice will work together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. Beginner and experienced Action Network organizers welcome.

September 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Featured speaker: Peter Sands, executive director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. 

September 13, 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.

September 13. Training and Collaboration: Our Anti-Oppression Work Continues, 9 pm ET. Please join us for an anti-oppression webinar to openly discuss ways we as anti-poverty advocates can better support our communities. We’ll go over why anti-oppression work matters for our advocacy, discuss methods of responding to oppressive behavior using the new RESULTS Call-in/Call-out Guide, and provide an open space for sharing our experiences and learning from one another. To join, log in at https://results.zoom.us/j/292298302 or dial (669) 900 6833, meeting ID 292298302.

September 17, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one).*New Login.* Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.

September 26, 9 pm ET. Captivating the Masses: Multi-Cultural Outreach and Recruitment. In order to end poverty, we need to build and strengthen RESULTS groups that are inclusive, welcoming, and valuable. Learn how to develop and maintain a balanced body of volunteers and discover practices that you can take back to your chapter to jump start your plan. Our guest speaker will be Valerie Bane, Public Affairs Director, Sacramento Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby. Login: https://results.zoom.us/j/852534950 or call in to (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 852534950.


Resources at Your Fingertips

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Skills Center to Help You Learning Advocacy Best Practices and More 

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Advocacy Resources to Help You Take Action (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Resources to Help You Run Your Group Smoothly 

Fundraising Tools

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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