Global Poverty Weekly Update August 29, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of August 29, 2016
Quote of the Week
"The solution to this problem is within our reach. We need the political will to make it happen."
– Ellen Kempler, RESULTS Miami, urging the passage of the Reach Act in the Miami Herald
Not Long Now . . . September 16 Global Fund Replenishment Meeting!
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.
Will Your Legislator Speak to Leadership to Help the Reach Act Move?
You did it. Reach Act media has appeared in all 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, thanks to your work! Incredible!
And we have 176 cosponsors (including leads) on H.R.3706 and 26 cosponsors (including leads) on S.1911, the Reach Act.
So, the next moves:
Check out the resources mentioned and more on our maternal/child health issue page as well as on our media toolkit page.
Did You Meet With Legislators In-District?
During this long summer recess . . . if you attended 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.
Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities
September 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
September 14, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
House and Senate return after Labor Day.
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