Global Poverty Weekly Update September 23, 2019
Quote of the Week
“ . . . [P]rogress on AIDS wasn’t an accident.”
~ Dave Egan, RESULTS Ohio advocate, issuing a call to action in the Akron Beacon Journal (Sept. 17, 2019)
WE HAVE 4 DAYS. Take Action Today on Global Fund H.RES. 517 and S. RES. 318
We have about four working days to make the H.Res. 517 and the S.Res. 318 cosponsorship lists as long as possible before the Global Fund replenishment. Congress will begin its recess on September 30. As of September 20, we had 62 names on the House resolution and 6 on the Senate version.
Will you act today?
These resolutions in the House and Senate call for continued U.S. leadership on Global Fund, which will help save an additional 16 million lives over the next three years and move the world closer to ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria once and for all.
Why are we so passionate about this? The Global Fund recently its annual report, upping the number of lives saved since 2002 to 32 million. The incredible work on the Global Fund must not slow.
Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee made this statement: “The Committee recommends $1,560,000,000 for a U.S. contribution to the Global Fund. In advance of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference in 2019, the Committee anticipates that the United States will pledge not less than this amount for each of the three fiscal years pertaining to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The Committee does not support the administration’s proposal to amend the longstanding matching rates for U.S. contributions to the Global Fund and expects the United States to continue to match other donor contributions at a rate of $1 for every $2 received from other donors.”
We must keep up the pressure to see that positive intention becomes reality.
Got 10 Minutes? Use our online action to call your legislators in both chambers on these resolutions. Then send the action to a friend.
Then Follow Up. Follow up with your offices 24 hours later.
Last Weeks to Fill the “Heat Map.” 184 pieces of media so far! Media on the Global Fund in all 50 states will put positive pressure on Congress to take action on U.S. Global Fund leadership. Use the resources on our blog to generate letters to the editor, op-eds, editorials, and other media in support of the Global Fund replenishment. Let’s get published in all 50 states—check out the map and help us fill it in.
ORGANIZING FOR ACTION, ORGANIZING FOR IMPACT
September is the Time for Group Plans for Engagement. Enrolling people for action-taking in a transformational way is the focus of the new Sept.-Dec. planning document now available for you and your groups to consider and fill out. This short form will help focus and guide you for enrolling and engaging others in advocacy, both for the benefit of your group and – ultimately – for the benefit of our campaigns! Click to fill out the form today.
New Volunteer Advocacy Training Launches in October. Our terrific Expansion team is prepared to offer you a comprehensive new volunteer orientation and advocacy training experience. Once a new advocate has attended a new advocate orientation, there will be an invitation to attend a 6-week training designed to help new advocates brush up on advocacy skills, dive into current campaigns, and become familiar with support tools RESULTS has available to assist them in their advocacy. Each of these sessions drills down into how you can take your advocacy expertise to the next level with RESULTS. Check out all the information on the 6-week training piece on our website. This new opportunity begins October 17. Spread the word!
Next Congressional Recess: Sept. 30 (for two weeks).
Save the Date! The next RESULTS International Conference (celebrating our 40th birthday) will be June 20-23, 2020 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Action Network Community of Practice. October 2, 8:30 pm ET. Do you want to engage more people in your community? Do you have people who want to take action but are not ready to be volunteers yet? Then join the Action Network Community of Practice. This group works together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 pm ET. Join in at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133.
New Advocate Orientation. October 8, 12 pm ET. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, join us for New Advocate Orientation! During this live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues, and get information on the next step – a 6-week advocacy training designed to get you in-the-know, connected locally, and in action! Sign up here.
National Webinar for Global Poverty Campaigns. October 12, 2 pm ET. To join the webinar online, log in online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
Global Free Agents Webinars. October 21, 1 or 8 pm ET. Join a great conversation via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999. If these times don’t work for you, contact Ken Patterson for support.
RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
- Brand New Advocate? Get Started With Us!
- New Person in Your RESULTS Group? Or Have Info to Update? Use This Volunteer Intake Form
- Learn Advocacy Best Practices
- Global Poverty Campaigns Backgrounders
- Resources to Help You Take Action
- Resources to Help You Run Your Group Smoothly
- Fundraising Tools
- Global Grassroots Calendar
- Report 2019 Actions
- 116th Congress Congressional Scorecard. Use this tool to 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 view RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.