Global Poverty Weekly Update August 19, 2019


August 20, 2019

Quote of the Week

“As world leaders gather this October to make new commitments to the Global Fund, retreat is not an option.”

~ RESULTS Advocate Howard Berkowitz, in the Fayetteville (NC) Observer (August 19, 2019).

 

The Time for Action on the Global Fund is Now

We at RESULTS are working diligently on our plan to generate overwhelming support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) replenishment on October 10. The President has proposed cutting funding for the Global Fund when we need a significant increase. Congress has pushed back against the White House—so far. We need to ensure that the House and Senate continue their bipartisan leadership to secure a U.S. commitment to one-third of the $14 billion needed by the Global Fund over the next three years. We need to signal to the world that the U.S. will continue to lead, and that leadership must be a clarion call to others.

Take Action on House Global Fund Resolution 517. H.Res. 517 calls for continued U.S. leadership on Global Fund, which will help save and additional 16 million lives over the next three years and move the world closer to ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria once and for all.

  • Got 5 minutes? Use our online action to write to your representative, calling on them to cosponsor H.Res. 517. Then send the action to a friend.
  • Got 10 minutes? Call the foreign policy aide in your representative’s office directly and ask them to have the representative cosponsor H.Res. 517. You can follow up by sending them a fact sheet and asking when they can respond to your request.
  • Got more time? Use our August Action Sheet (Word version) to engage others in writing letters to your representative and senators on the Global Fund resolutions. (Note: Senate resolution is expected to be introduced in September).
  • Extra credit. Set up a meeting with your members of Congress or attend a town hall meeting during the August congressional recess, as it extends through the end of the month. See our resources here for setting up meetings. Check their websites and call their offices to find out when they are holding town hall meetings.

Generate Global Fund Media. We need Congress and the world to know that the U.S. public is behind the Global Fund replenishment. Our goal is to generate media on the Global Fund in all 50 states to encourage Congress to take action, and to demonstrate to the world that the U.S. will lead on the Global Fund.

  • 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!

Media Learning Event Tonight

August 21, 8:30 pm ET. “‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience.” We can use RESULTS campaign actions to create transformational experiences for new advocates that will inspire them and lead them toward longer-term engagement with our RESULTS Groups. Join us on this webinar to get practical guidance on using organizing practices and our media actions to spur deeper engagement. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/586201507, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 586201507.

Oh, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next national grassroots webinar for global campaigns on Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm ET.

Engaging People; Plus, A Hearty Congratulations

1. Engaging People to Take Action. This 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.

2. Congratulations to Maxine Thomas on her new term as a grassroots board member on the RESULTS Board, and a heartfelt thanks to Bill Cosgrove who also ran for a seat. Both individuals are a testament to the vibrant quality of grassroots leadership we have at RESULTS.

Calendar Notes

Congress is currently on recess. Congress is at home – meet with them!

August 21, 8:30 pm ET. “‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience.” We can use RESULTS campaign actions to create transformational experiences for new advocates that will inspire them and lead them toward longer-term engagement with our RESULTS Groups. Join us on this webinar to get practical guidance on using organizing practices and our media actions to spur deeper engagement. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/586201507, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 586201507.

August 21, 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, join us for 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 4, 8:30 pm ET. Action Network Community of Practice. 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.

September 14, 2 pm ET. National Webinar for Global Poverty Campaigns. 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.

September 16, 1 or 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars. Join 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.

September 19, 8:30 pm ET. Repeat of “‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience.” Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/586201507, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833 meeting ID 586201507.

 

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 view RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.

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