Global Poverty Weekly Update December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of December 4, 2017

Quote of the Week

"The [Global Partnership for Education] is the only organization of its kind that works with developing countries around the world to provide quality education for all children. But, of course, they need partners. The U.S. can be a leader. We know the value of having all children in quality schools."

Letter to the editor by Diane Lindley, RESULTS Bloomington advocate, in the Johnson County (IN) Daily Journal

Quick Action

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Cosponsor S.Res. 286 Supporting the Global Partnership for Education

Saturday: End-of-Year National Grassroots Webinar Featuring Some Very Special Guests

Bring people together on Saturday, December 9, at 2 pm ET for the final National Grassroots Webinar/Conference Call. Get ready to hear some great stories. Our guest speakers will be three incredible RESULTS advocates who have lived experiences in countries where education is not a guarantee for all children. Rachel Azanleko-Akouette, Alice Aluoch (advocate and, now, new to our staff), and Mariama Thera will share stories and insights from their personal experiences. Their perspectives will provide great content for letter writing now and inspiration for later as we to continue to drive our work on global education and the Global Partnership for Education in the run-up to the February 2 replenishment conference.

Gather your group, your friends, your community, to listen and learn, to write letters to members of Congress or the media about GPE, to celebrate what we've accomplished in 2017, and to anticipate all that is to come in 2018. 

Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

Leading with Action: The Final Weeks to Advocate on GPE Before the Replenishment Conference

With holiday time upon us, the February 2 replenishment conference will be here before we know it. Have you been waiting to take action? The time to act is now!

1. Senate Resolution 286. The Senate Resolution supporting the Global Partnership for Education, S.Res. 286 opened for co-sponsors in October 5, World Teacher Day. This bipartisan legislation, co-lead by Sens. Booker and Rubio, is a companion to the House Resolution we've been gathering cosponsors for since the summer. How can we have a breakthrough on cosponsors for this legislation?

2. House Resolution 466. As of December 6, there are 70 cosponsors (plus originator Rep. David Reichert of Washington State) – including 20 Republicans – on H.Res. 466 supporting the Global Partnership for Education. Is your representative on the list? Can we achieve 150 cosponsors, including 50 Republicans, by early December?

Current House Cosponsors: Reichert, BilirakisBishop, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Bost, Boyle, Brady, Capuano, Carson, Castor, Clay, CoffmanCole, Conyers, Davis (D.), Davis (S.), Delaney, DelBene, DeFazio, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Donovan, Doyle, Engel, Eshoo, Espaillat, Evans, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Granger, Heck, Herrera BeutlerHollingsworth, Holmes Norton, Johnson (E.B.), Kaptur, Kihuen, Kilmer, Lance, Larsen, Lewis, Lofgren, Lowey, Lujan Grisham, Meehan, Messer, Moulton, Napolitano, Pallone, Peters, Pocan, Rooney, Rosen, Ross, Ryan, Serrano, Sessions, Slaughter, Smith, Soto, Titus, Thompson, Wasserman Schultz, Walberg, Welch, Wilson, Yarmuth, Young, Zeldin

3. Media: Brand New Letter to the Editor Action. Utilize this online action to generate letters to the editor on how and why GPE support is critical at this time. The 14 states where we still need to get GPE media published in order to cover the map on this effort: Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota.

Now is the Time to Report Your Actions and to Note the International Conference

1. Keeping Track of Your Accomplishments. Catch up now on your reporting of your meetings with members of Congress, media hits, and outreach events. It's easy!

2. First International Conference Flyer! It's never too early to share the news of our International Conference in July. Print and share our new flyer. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Virtual Thanksgiving Feast such a victory for us. Together, our amazing volunteers have raised over $9,000, and the donations are still being counted. The funds raised will support the training and resources that allow RESULTS volunteers to advocate for anti-poverty programs. Still want to contribute? Donate here. 

Upcoming Opportunities and Calendar Items 

December 9, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.

December 15, 1 pm ET. Final RESULTS Introductory Call of 2018. The perfect RESULTS primer for people newly interested in RESULTS. Contact us with any questions and have folks RSVP for the call. 

December 18, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Login: Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35703902.

December 18. Congressional Winter Recess Begins. 

December 31. Last Day for Leaders for Action. We have had a group of generous donors step up to create our Leaders for Action Matching Fund. All donations made through the end of 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks for Leaders for Action! Donate today.

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference. 

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