Global Poverty Weekly Update April 4, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of April 4, 2016
Quote of the Week
"Early nutrition is the single best investment the world can make to advance health and prosperity."
– Lucy Martinez Sullivan, executive director of 1000 Days
National Grassroots Webinar/Conference Call April 9, 2 pm ET
The topic? Nutrition. Our guest? Lucy Martinez Sullivan, executive director of 1000 Days. Login information: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. To join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Get the word out and gather everyone for a powerful hour.
International Conference Update
We have some phenomenal national and world luminaries for the end of poverty coming to be with us at the 2016 RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC, June 25-28. Dr. Paul Farmer, Tavis Smiley, Barbara Ehrenreich, Ambassador Tony Hall . . . just to name a few! Will you be there, too?
1. Earlybird Rate Available Through April 30. Learning, connecting, making change, having fun, making memories. That's what's in store for all of us in DC during International Conference! Registration is open at the earlybird discount rate! If you want to come to the International Conference but are finding it difficult to gather all of the resources necessary to afford lodging and registration, let us know what your need is via our online form. We’ll do our best to support you!
2. Pre-IC and Post-IC Intensives. We are offering two extra opportunities to gain skills and have an impact at the 2016 IC. Below are the details on each of the workshop. Please join us! Both workshops will take place at the Washington Court Hotel, the same location as the RESULTS International Conference. If you are interested, check out this online application form.
Pre-IC Workshop: Global Health Network Building. There are more people in our communities who care about, or are active in global health than we know. How do we connect with them and work together to create political will in our communities? Come to this pre-conference workshop and find out how to connect with AMSA (American Medical Students Association), GlobeMed, Public Health officials, TB Controllers, and others to create a powerful force for global health in your community. Date: Friday June 24, 3-6 pm, then dinner.
Post-IC Workshop: We’re All in This Together: Global Fund Op-ed Writing Workshop. A robust replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria later this year will be critical in our continued efforts to end these epidemics by 2030. Join us for this oped writing workshop where you’ll draft your own Global Fund oped and learn how to pitch it. We’ll also have some participants team up with partners from our RESULTS and ACTION global health network to explore writing joint opeds that can be published in both countries. Date: Wednesday June 29, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, including lunch.
3. International Conference Discount Code for United Airlines. Conference attendees now have access to a code for a discounted fare on their United flight to/from the International Conference. Here's what to do:
4. Are You an Aspiring Young Advocate-Leader? Then we are looking for you! We are recruiting the next generation of young activists and leaders in fighting poverty at home and abroad. RESULTS will train and guide you to create personal relationships with policymakers in Congress and other branches of government. We’ll train and support you to speak powerfully and engage with the media and your community. RESULTS has proven over the past 35 years that when people like you use their voices effectively, we can make progress towards ending poverty. For more information, see our website. And for inspiration from our current cohort of REAL Change fellows, check out this latest post by Kaylee Rogers.
5. Five Reasons to Attend the International Conference. What could they be? Take a look! (But let's face it – there are definitely more than five!)
Kicking Off Our Nutrition Campaign
April means the kick-off of our nutrition campaign, as part of our wider commitment to maternal/child health and its intersection with deepest poverty. We have lots of great information and support in store for you as we launch this campaign, so look for a dedicated campaign page on our website in coming days. As we begin, some key starter items for you:
RESULTS Expansion and Board Nominations
Where are We Growing Next? Read up on all the expansion work cooking this spring and how you can connect friends far and wide with our movement to end the worst aspects of poverty at home and abroad.
Who Might You Nominate? We are pleased to announce that the RESULTS & RESULTS Educational Fund Grassroots Board Member election will be held this summer, with one seat being filled in July. Grassroots Board Members play a vital role in the RESULTS family, representing our volunteer network on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boards of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. We are seeking nominations of RESULTS activists who would be strong candidates for this role. We encourage participation from any active RESULTS volunteer including those from diverse populations including young adults and racial and ethnic minorities. Eligible candidates to be a Grassroots Board Member must have at least one year active experience as a RESULTS volunteer in the United States. Nominations are due by Monday, May 2. For more information on qualifications and the nomination process, contact Jack McLaughlin.
Honoring a Fellow Advocate
Our RESULTS advocates did some amazing work in advance of and on World TB Day to bring the scourge of this disease – and what we can and must do about it – to light. You can read about your accomplishments on our blog. But even more importantly, you can read about one of our March national webinar/conference call guests, Nora Rodriguez who bravely fought against TB and, tragically, lost her life recently. We honor her memory on our website. Take a look at this tribute to her and to the work so many fantastic people are doing to bring an end to this disease of poverty.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
April 9, 2 pm ET. April National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots – Global Campaigns. Focus: Nutrition. Login information: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. To join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
April 12, 9 pm ET. Global Nutrition Issue Webinar. Join John Fawcett, director of our global legislative campaigns, as he outlines the basics of our nutrition campaign. What's the background? What's the issue needing to be solved? What are the policy change opportunities? Join us at https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/31404402 or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 31404402.
April 13, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
April 21, 9 pm ET. Webinar: Seeing the RESULTS of Our Advocacy: Regional Coordinator Debrief on Trip to Kenya. To join online meeting: http://fuze.me/32248090. To join by phone: (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 32248090.
June 25-28. RESULTS 2016 International Conference.
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