Global Poverty Weekly Update December 12, 2016


December 12, 2016

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of December 12, 2016


Quote of the Week

"Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world." – Tommy Douglas


RESULTS' Own First 100 Days! Join the Dec. 14 Webinar to Start Your Prep.

As noted on Saturday’s Joint National Webinar, we previewed our new RESULTS First 100 Days Campaign. Designed to coincide with the first 100 days of the new President and Congress, we are making a strong push to influence new and returning lawmakers about the need to end poverty once and for all. As RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter said on Saturday’s webinar, “I think there is real opportunity to build relationships with other leaders in other ways that make our work more powerful."

For this campaign, our goal is to have 100% of RESULTS groups and Free Agents meet face-to-face with their members of Congress or meet with local staff in person with participation by DC policy staff. After the holidays, we’ll have resources to help you and provide you ongoing support throughout the campaign. In fact, group planning in January will focus on the First 100 Days, instead of the entire year, so you can put all your energy into this effort. We’ll also track your progress and celebrate your successes all along the way. 

Next step: Set up your first local group meeting for 2017, and start thinking about your first meetings with members of Congress for the new year, utilizing the tips from our Activist Milestones. Then watch for the planning materials in the early days of January. 

Then participate in this powerful webinar. After the Election: How to Talk About RESULTS. December 14, 8 pm ET. Since November 8, have your friends been talking about what they can do now? Was your Thanksgiving dinner conversation all about our country’s political future? Has your Facebook feed filled with calls to action? We’ll talk through new messaging strategies for recruiting volunteers and getting new people to take action with RESULTS following the election. We’ll share new tools and templates, dig into messaging research, and learn from each other about how to move people to action in this new political environment. Join online at http://fuze.me/32274178 or dial in by phone at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 32274178.

Finally, be on the watch for a series of web-based trainings that will instruct, inspire, and empower you along the way. Those will kick off in early January. 

Let's make the First 100 Days something Congress will remember all year long! #First100Days #RESULTS100


Gather Virtually with Our Founder for Unique Inspiration

Reclaiming Our Democracy discussion. December 14, 9 pm ET. Join Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS, as he shares what’s needed to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He’ll share lessons outlined in his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and from his work with the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Find Reclaiming Our Democracy on Amazon. To join: http://fuze.me/33573378. Or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 33573378.


Education for All Act Recap

" . . . [T]he work that RESULTS advocates did around the country to advance this legislation and build support for global education this year was remarkable." – Allison Grossman, Senior Advisor, Global Policy and Advocacy

So, what happened with the Education for All Act? Read the story as we celebrate forward motion and recalibrate for next year. 


Year-End Reporting of All Your Excellent Advocacy

Please Use the Reporting Forms Below to Catch Up on Your Advocacy Reporting for 2016. Add to the incredible number of achievements listed below! 

In 2016 you've had 38 face-to-face Senate meetings, 97 face-to-face House meetings, and 407 House and Senate aide meetings. There are 81 global poverty groups covering 44 states (12 new groups in 2016). Plus, you've had 281 letters to the editor, 43 op-eds, 11 editorials, 35 articles/radio/other. You've even done 96 outreach events and fundraisers. Fantastic!

 How do you report any remaining activity? Check out these report forms.

Other Grassroots News and Notes

  • RESULTS' Office will be closed December 24-January 2. Happiest holidays!
  • Expansion in Hawaii. Did you know that a RESULTS global group start is happening in Honolulu on December 15? If you have folks who might be interested in knowing about this brand new group being formed, contact Amy Kazanegras, Global Health Organizer.  
  • December 16, 1 pm ET. Final RESULTS Introductory Call of the year. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
  • Fundraising Victories. You’ve raised $15,300 in this year’s Virtual Thanksgiving Campaign. Seventeen RESULTS groups participated, including five current REAL Change Fellows. Additionally, in 2016, 38 grassroots groups participated in fundraising. Together, you raised $50,000 from Friends and Family Campaigns and $140,000 from events. We expect by the end of the year, you will have raised over $200,000. This is some of the most flexible and nimble funding we have to support our work. Interested in making a donation to RESULTS before the end of the year? You can give today online. Thank you!
  • REAL Change Fellowship. The 2016-17 REAL Change Fellowship for emerging leaders (age 18-30) is open for applications
  • Share Your Stories with Us. RESULTS has created a new form to gather your advocacy stories to use to inform others about the power of citizen advocacy to share with and empower others. Go to our Voices of RESULTS form today and document your story today!​
  • Join the new RESULTS Volunteers Facebook page. This new online resource is a place where you can share successes, pictures, challenges, best practices, and ask questions in your advocacy work. Click to go online and sign up. 
  • Share. Share this fantastic PowerPoint showing our progress on putting an end to extreme poverty

Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities

December 14, 8 pm ET. After the Election: How to Talk About RESULTS. Since November 8, have your friends been talking about what they can do now? Was your Thanksgiving dinner conversation all about our country’s political future? Has your Facebook feed filled with calls to action? We’ll talk through new messaging strategies for recruiting volunteers and getting new people to take action with RESULTS following the election. We’ll share new tools and templates, dig into messaging research, and learn from each other about how to move people to action in this new political environment. Join online at http://fuze.me/32274178 or dial in by phone at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID: 32274178.

December 14, 9 pm ET. Join Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS, as he shares what’s needed to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He’ll share lessons outlined in his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and from his work with the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Find Reclaiming Our Democracy on Amazon. To join: http://fuze.me/33573378. Or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 33573378.

December 16, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

RESULTS' Office will be closed December 24-January 2. Happiest holidays!

January 14, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. (Standard login/call-in lines) Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

July 22-25, 2017. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. It's never too early to start planning!


Resources at Your Fingertips

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Report Your 2016 Actions

2015 & 2016 Global Congressional Scorecards (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)

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