Global Poverty Weekly Update August 5, 2019
Quote of the Week
“One of the policies I would like to see get bolstered is the Global Fund, a partnership for fighting [AIDS], Tuberculosis and Malaria. Since the year 2002, it has helped save 27 million lives!”
National Grassroots Webinar on August 10
Come celebrate your accomplishments with our U.S. poverty advocacy colleagues! Webinars like this one with all of our advocates from around the country are full of energy, new ideas, updates across all our campaigns, and a lot of fun. Don’t miss out.
Mark your calendars: August 10, 2 pm ET.
To join the webinar online, login online at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. If you cannot make it, we post the recording, slides, and summary of the webinar on our National Webinars page in the Current Volunteers section. If you have questions, contact Lisa Marchal.
International Conference Follow-up
Invigoration. Camaraderie. Encouragement. Insights. Speaking truth to power. It was all there at this year’s International Conference. And next year’s conference, our 40th anniversary celebration, will be even more exciting.
But, in a way, this year’s conference continues because persistent follow-up is always key.
Here are some things to work on now that we’re into August recess:
Report your meetings. Please take a few minutes to log each of your Hill meetings, as meetings with Congress are a key indicator of our effectiveness.
Follow up on your meetings. Thank members of Congress and their staff for meeting with you and then reiterate your requests during the meeting. Ask them when you can expect to hear back on the legislators’ decision(s).
Write an op-ed or letter to the editor. Write to describe what it’s like to advocate, to celebrate a leadership effort demonstrated in one of your meetings, or to call a legislator to action.
Get a face–to-face meeting in August. If you weren’t able to meet with your representative or senators, contact the scheduler and ask for a face-to-face meeting in the district or state during the August recess. It is always powerful to meet with your elected officials in person, and that type of action isn’t reserved just for DC!
Read the latest blog post featuring highlights. Relive some of the great moments.
Peruse the resources. PowerPoints from sessions, copies of the materials we shared for Advocacy Day . . . we have a host of electronic copies of the materials and resources we shared at the conference. If you’re looking for something you remember or needed from the conference, it is likely there.
Enjoy the photos. Check out our Flickr page with vibrant photos of YOU!
Our Campaigns Work: Global Fund and Global Nutrition
- Global Fund Resolution. H.Res. 517 is now open for cosponsorships, and it calls on the U.S. to demonstrate a brand of bold leadership. On October 10, nations from around the globe will have a choice at the Global Fund replenishment conference: continue maximum necessary funding and help save up to 16 million more lives . . . or slide back in progress. Since the beginning, the U.S. has played a leading role in the Global Fund, providing a full one-third of its financial resources. That needs to continue as the world comes together to reach the $14 billion minimum target. We need every possible representative voicing this same goal, with equal resolve. Call your representative today and make your request.
- Global Fund Media. Two months to go! Can we fill in the blank spots on the our media “heat map” before the Global Fund replenishment on October 10? Use the tools in this blog post to write; keep the issue alive and the pressure on for a successful replenishment. At least 170 pieces published so far!
- Global Nutrition. We have two resolutions on global nutrition, H.Res. 189 and S.Res. 260, open for cosponsors. Have you made your requests? Take a look at the support material we used at the International Conference to make these requests. Make your asks as we ramp up our global nutrition work ahead of a key nutrition summit in 2020.
Congress is in recess for the month of August.
August 7, 8:30 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 page, request to join the group listserv, and find resources online.
August 10, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar. Come celebrate your accomplishments with our U.S. poverty advocacy colleagues! To join the webinar online, login online athttps://results.zoom.us/j/510407386 or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386. If you cannot make it, we post the recording, slides, and summary of the webinar on our National Webinars page in the Current Volunteers section. If you have questions, contact Lisa Marchal.
August 13, 12 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.
August 19, 1 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 the daytime webinar doesn’t work for you, contact Ken Patterson for an alternative.)
- Brand New Advocate? Get Started With Us!
- New Person in Your RESULTS Group? Or Have Info to Update? Use This Volunteer Intake Form
- Learn Advocacy Best Practices
- Global Poverty Campaigns Backgrounders
- Resources to Help You Take Action
- Resources to Help You Run Your Group Smoothly
- Fundraising Tools
- Global Grassroots Calendar
- Report 2019 Actions
- 116th Congress Congressional Scorecard (coming soon). Use this tool to see global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken.
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.