Global Poverty Weekly Update August 15, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of August 15, 2016
"The solution to this problem is within our reach. We need the political will to make it happen."
The Global Fund now has a plan to help save 8 million lives and prevent 300 million new infections from HIV, TB and malaria by 2020. It will do this by supporting countries to scale up proven treatments, target the people who need it most, and work with local communities to make sure every dollar is maximized. Now it’s up to world leaders to invest the $13 billion it will take to put that plan into action.
1. We have 176 cosponsors (including leads) on H.R.3706 and 26 cosponsors (including leads) on S.1911, the Reach Act. You have done spectacular work! So, the next moves:
This is the perfect time to meet your legislators back home and make your advocacy requests. Let us know of the town hall or in-district meetings you're planning for during this long August recess by entering the information into this handy spreadsheet. If we have Reach Act coalition partners and allies in your area, we can pair you with them for a meeting more easily that way (if you're interested in that). Not sure if there's a town hall happening in your area? Consult this growing list of town halls around the country.
You might want to have copies handy of some of the support materials we had at the International Conference related to the Reach Every Mother and Child Act as well as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and you'll find them on our website.
Then, if you attend a town hall or book an in-district meeting, let us know what happened! Please report each of your lobby meetings through this reporting form right after they happen, and catch up on any missed meetings, as this information is extremely valuable to our advocacy progress and process as a whole. Think about the outreach you did to House and Senate offices as the conference concluded, and make a plan soon with your team to follow up with each office with whom you met.
We did it! With your help we exceeded our Road to Rio goal and unlocked the $15,000 match, raising a total of $57,403! We couldn't have done this without you. RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter wanted to thank you directly. Watch her video message.
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