Global Poverty Weekly Update April 8, 2019


April 13, 2019

Quote of the Week

“As world leaders come together later this year to make new commitments to the Global Fund, it’s no time for retreat.”

~ Read more of this call to action for support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on our website ~

 

Appropriations: At Work in the Senate

We’ve worked on the House. Now time for the Senate – and we can’t hesitate!

Funding Requests

We have four appropriations requests across our issues, and the Senate Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations has a deadline for receiving appropriations requests of April 26, which means individual congressional offices will have earlier deadlines. Act now. Use this link for all four appropriations memos, as well as this laser talk and the April action sheet. Make a call to your senators, ask for the foreign policy aide, and take those requests to the Senate if you haven’t already!

Sign-on letters

Details for each letter, including how to sign on, are on our website.

  1. FY20 Senate Basic Education and Global Partnership for Education Letter. This letter, led by Senator Van Hollen (D-MD), asks appropriators for robust funding for basic education the the Global Partnership for Education. The deadline to sign on is April 12.
  2. FY20 Senate Maternal and Child Health/Gavi/Nutrition Letter. This letter, led by Senators Collins (R-ME) and Coons (D-DE), asks appropriators for robust funding for the Maternal and Child Health Account, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Nutrition Account. The deadline to sign on is April 19.

We are anticipating two more letters to be available for signature very soon, so stay tuned and check back on our main FY20 Appropriations tracking page.

 

Margaret McDonnell of Nothing But Nets on April 13 National Webinar

Gather this Saturday, April 13, 2 pm ET. That is when we will hold our national grassroots webinar focused on our global poverty campaigns. We are excited to have special guest Margaret McDonnell with us. She is the executive director of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a campaign tied in with the Global Fund as well as wider maternal/child health. You can see her bio online.

Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

And did you know we offer closed captioning during the webinar? The captioning link is http://west.typewell.com/faelapgb.

Keep “Setting the Agenda” in Congress

Our “Set the Agenda” campaign finishes after the two-week recess set for mid- to late-April . . . a great time for more meetings!

You and your groups can ask yourselves the “Set the Agenda” questions. Have you . . .

  • Met with each congressional office you cover?
  • Had at least one face-to-face meeting with a member of Congress?
  • Made an invitation to a new person to join in a congressional meeting?

We want to know how we’re doing toward our goal, and we know that through reporting.

Anti-Oppression Training and More

  • Call-in/Call-out Webinar. Tuesday, April 16, 8:30 pm ET. What should you do when you hear racist language? How should you respond to sexism? How can you be a good ally to traditionally marginalized groups? Moreover, what are the practices of “calling in” and “calling out”? How do they aid us in holding each other accountable for anti-oppression behaviors and a culture of inclusion, respect, and on-going learning? Find out with this important webinar led by Carly Pildis, Senior Associate, Advocacy and Organizing. Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/934667610 or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 934667610.
  • Global Fund Advocacy Resources. At your next RESULTS meeting or gathering, you can make plans to pitch your paper with our new Global Fund editorial packet. Also, before you write, get inspired with this powerful piece by PBS NewsHour marking World TB Day.
  • RESULTS Marketing Materials. Ever wish for print-at-home materials for your local outreach? Check out our marketing materials page.
  • The REAL Change Fellowship 2019-20 Class Accepting Applications. The time to apply is winding down. Consider the online application for this leadership program for young leaders aged 18-30.
  • May. Spring Friends and Family Campaign. More on that to come.
  • June 4, 8 pm ET. Special national webinar on organizing with Dr. Hahrie Han. More details soon.

Something A Little Different: The International Conference

The 2019 RESULTS International Conference will have something for everyone. This year, we’re excited to offer a new session structure, with opportunities for all of us to learn new things, meet new people, and grow together.

Calendar Notes

Next Congressional Recess: Starts week of April 15 (two weeks)

April 3, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local Action Network. Join the webinar at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook pagerequest to join the group listserv, and find resources online.

April 4, 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.

April 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Featuring Margaret McDonnell, Executive Director, UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

April 15, 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.

April 16, 8:30 pm ET. Call-in/Call-out Webinar. What are the practices of “calling in” and “calling out”? How do they aid us in holding each other accountable for anti-oppression behaviors and a culture of inclusion, respect, and on-going learning? Find out with this important webinar led by Carly Pildis, Senior Associate, Advocacy and Organizing. Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/934667610 or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 934667610.

April 17, 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.

April 18, 9 pm ET. Quiet Leadership. Continuing on the third Thursday of each month up until the International Conference, Regional Coordinator Misty Novitch is hosting an encore of the book club focusing on learning and practicing the coaching techniques explored in David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership. You can find the syllabus online. Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal, Global Grassroots Manager. To join, go to https://results.zoom.us/j/482992263. You can also join by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 482992263.

May 1, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local Action Network. Join the webinar at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook pagerequest to join the group listserv, and find resources online.

May. Spring Friends and Family Campaign. More to come.

June 4, 8 pm ET. Special national webinar on organizing with Dr. Hahrie Han. More details soon.

July 13-16. RESULTS International Conference. Grand Hyatt Washington (DC)Check out the information page and register before the May 15 earlybird deadline!

 

Resources

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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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