Global Poverty Weekly Update December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of December 19, 2016

Quote of the Week

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

RESULTS' Own First 100 Days!

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. 

First 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 First 100 Days Campaign planning materials to be shared around January 10, in time for the January 14 National Grassroots Webinar for Global Groups, 2 pm ET (an ideal date for working on your planning). Login: to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Use the date of the webinar as a time to create your First 100 Days Campaign plan. Set a goal to have your First 100 Days Campaign plan completed by Inauguration Day, January 20. 

Second step: Get set to attend your choices from a slate of webinars designed to deepen your learning on how to work with Congress and how to lead with action in your communities. These webinars will instruct, inspire, and empower you along the way. The first one to note on your calendar is "Building Relationships with Congressional Offices: How to Set Up Meetings" on January 11, 9 pm ET. More information on this and the entire series of webinars, which will carry into March, will be available after our office re-opens January 3. 

Third step: Take a listen to "After the Election: How to Talk About RESULTS." Have your friends been talking about what they can do now? Have your Facebook feed and holiday-time conversations drifted from talk of cookies and cocoa to questions and 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. Take a listen to the recording of the recent webinar that covered this important topic. We even have sample social media posts and a sample op-ed for you to use. Watch this webinar; you'll discover new tools for moving people to action in this new political environment.

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

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.

The 2017 RESULTS International Conference

Feeling a call to action? Join us in our nation's capital July 22-25, 2017 and we'll head to Capitol Hill together, because Congress needs to hear from YOU. The RESULTS International Conference is a chance to use your voice to change the world. Together we’ll spend three days hearing from leading experts, learning new skills, and meeting fellow advocates committed to the end of poverty. Then we’ll take our message straight to Capitol Hill. Registration is now open at earlybird rates! 

Other Grassroots News and Notes

  • RESULTS' Office will be closed December 23 (1 pm ET)-January 2. Happiest holidays! (Weekly Updates will resume in the new year.)
  • 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

RESULTS' Office will be closed December 23 (1 pm ET)-January 2. Happiest holidays!

January 3. 115th Congress convenes. 

January 11, 9 pm ET. First RESULTS Introductory Call of 2017. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

January 14, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. (Standard login/call-in lines) Login: to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Use this date to also create your First 100 Days Campaign plan.

July 22-25. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. Registration is open!

Resources at Your Fingertips

Subscribe to the Weekly Update

Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Global Poverty Campaigns Background

Global Grassroots Calendar

Skills Center 

Fundraising Tools

Report Your 2016 Actions

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

Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board


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